No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it. 1 Corinthians 10:13
Chocolate cake? Groupon deals? Clothes on sale you don't need? Getting the last word in an argument or dispute? Maybe it is something far worse. Even though self control is needed for all areas of temptation, eating chocolate cake and the rest of items mentioned won't lead you to a life apart from God, at least not normally.
The enemy is the great tempter. Like a dangling red apple in one of the cartoons trying to entice an innocent victim to take a bite only to discover it is poison. Temptations are around you every day. Temptations to cheat, lie, steal, gossip, be hateful, even when maybe it is only what you think may be minor. Deep down inside some stuff is just plain wrong. Against the rules mind you.
If you make a point to daily stay in the word of God you are less apt to have behavior that borderlines on tempting you or when you do you are able to stand strong and do the right thing.
PRAYER: I need you in life daily, 24/7. When things come my way and I am tempted to do something that is wrong in your eyes, give me strength to avoid it and run the other way. If I have done wrong help me get right with you and others by confessing it. In Jesus' name. Amen.