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Part # 3: The 3D model introduced by
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For many years I wondered how everything worked together. By everything I am referring to how it is that I have a role in overcoming temptation and God has a role in overcoming temptation. I have developed an illustration that tries to tie together the information we have talked about and show how we work together with God to overcome our temptations.
In essence there are three dimensions which represents three parts of our life that work together to either give into or overcome temptation. Our heart, our will and our spirit.
It goes as follows. In math, if one wants to find the area of an object he simply multiplies the width by the height. Similarly if one wants to find the power to say "no" to temptation he can multiply his desire to give it up (that is ones willpower) by his desire for something greater (which is ones goal). They work together. If someone does not want to give up a sin he wont. If he does not have a greater goal then he will easily give in because it does not cost him much. Likewise, the greater one wants to give up a sin and the greater reason he has for doing it the more successful they will be.
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