The enemy has a plan for your life: to steal, kill, and destroy.
God calls us to be alert and of sober mind, watching ours for the scenes of the devil who prowls around like a roaring look looking for someone to devour. ( 1 Peter 5:8) The devil wants to devour our lives, keeping us from the job of living in a relationship with Jesus.
Satan wants for you to doubt God.
In John 29, the disciples shouted that that had seen Jesus raised from the grave, but Thomas’s doubt kept him from believing in the miracle of salvation. Jesus appeared to Thomas and said, Stop doubting and believe ( John 20:27).
When the devil tempts you to doubt😍God, don’t let your circumstance determine your God, let your God determine your circumstance.
Satan wants you to live in fear.
Fear is not the absence of faith, it is the displacement of it. The devil doesn’t want to rob us of our faith, he wants our faith to be in anything but God. Life in God is life not in fear.
Psalm 34:4 says, I sought the Lord and he answered me; he delivered me from my fears.
Satan wants you to feel insecure.
Don’t let the devil tell you that you are unloved or not good enough! You are God’s handiwork and in Him, we are not only good enough, we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.
Satan wants you to avoid the church. The more uninvloved you become with the body of Christ, the harder it is to persevere in your faith. It isn’t easy to follow God in a world that doesn’t. When we leave the community we were made for, we are destined to be devoured (1 Corinthians 12).
Satan wants you to be led astray.
Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves (Matthew 7:15). When we rely on the words of men or ourselves in place of God’s word, we can lead others away from. Jesus and be led away from Hid truth ourselves.
Satan wants you to fail.
The devil wants to destroy us. He wants us to settle for what the world gives us and accept default (2 Corinthians 4: 8-10) says we are pressed on every side, but not crushed: perplexed, but not in despair: persecuted, but not abandoned: stuck down, but not destroyed. We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus so that the life of Jesus may be revealed in our body. When you feel like your going to love, take heart, Jesus has already won for you.
I want to share with you, what my pastor spoke of in church day.
Cow and sheep with their heads down and just nibbling away at the grass can get themselves lost in no time. We do much of the same thing as well.
If you’re not looking around where you’re going or paying attention to what you’re thinking about or how you’re going about your daily lives, it can be easy to meander out of the safety of God’s protection and find yourself in reckless compromises and foolish decision, never noticing how far away from the truth we’ve strayed.