Today I realized something,
Every time I give into temptations I'm not glorifying my God, I'm glorifying the Devil.
I actually thought hard about this today because I was feeling bad this morning from giving into a temptation the day before, and it hit me why I felt so awful. What I did didn't bring glory to God it brought it to the Devil, and when I realized that I became angry. This led me to think about all the temptations that I'd given in to my whole life, and it made me disgusted that I was making the Devil pleased.
After realizing this, I felt the need to basically tell this demon off. And I know this sounds weird, but in the same way that we can talk to God, like actually speaking & Him listening, I decided it was time to have a chat with my torturer who had kept me bound for so many years. And you know how God can hear everyone anytime? Well, I think that's like the Devil so I just started talking. I kinda just talked about this realization and that I am so done with him trying to control me. It actually felt really good to say that all out loud.
So now when I'm facing temptations (as I still do) I think about how happy I would make the Devil, and God sad, and it helps me into not doing it at all.
Just a thought! :)