Sometimes when you are confronted with temptation, you just have to run from it.Some times that means to actually physically remove yourself from the situation and other times it may mean to remove your thoughts from the situation. The story of Joseph gives us a great example of a man who physically ran from temptation.
In the book of Genesis, Joseph had been placed in charge of his Egyptian master's house and his master had "placed all that he owned under his authority." Gen 39:4. Unfortunately for Joseph, the masters wife became infatuated with Joseph because "Joseph was well-built and handsome." Gen 39:6
Joseph had enough integrity, honor and respect for God and for his master to resist the master's wife's offer to go to bed with her.
"No one in this house is greater than I am. He(the master) has withheld nothing from me except you, because you are his wife. So how could I do such a great evil and sin against God? Although she spoke to Joseph day after day, he refused to go to bed with her." Gen 39:9-10
Joseph refused her day after day, until finally, he had to run.
"Now one day he went into the house to do his work, and none of the household servants was there. She grabbed him by his garment and said "Sleep with me!" But leaving his garment in her hand, he escaped and ran outside." Gen 39:11-12
Sometimes when you are confronted with temptation, you just have to run from it.
Joseph resisted the master's wife day after day, until finally, he just had to physically run from the situation.
And sometimes the temptation is in your thoughts and mind, and you have to resist it too.
"Therefore, submit to God. But resist the Devil, and he will flee from you." James 4:7
What temptations do you need to physically be removing yourself from and what temptations do you need to be resisting from in your mind?
"Therefore, submit to God. But resist the devil and he will flee from you."