Satan wants nothing more than to enter these areas of our lives so he can gain a stronghold. He’ll try anything to throw us off center, distract us from our focus, and render us ineffective for the kingdom of God.
I have lived these for many years in my past. There are common areas he attacks. Not just in men or women, but all of us. Along as we are aware of his strategies, we can be on guard to keep him out of his targeted entry points.
Your Heart- so it’s not Gods alone
There’s a reason God’s Word tells us: “Above all else, guard your heart for everything you do flows from it” (Proverbs 4:23). Satan knows he has an entry point into your life if God is not first in our hearts. God’s first commandment, set forth was “You shall have no other god’s before me. (Exodus 20:3). And Jesus restated that under a New Covenant when he was asked what the greatest commandment. And he responded by saying “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind. (Luke 10:27). Satan’s greatest desire is to prevent you from giving God all your heart so he wi,, constantly dangle people, things, and desires in front of you. Anything to distract you so he can erect a false god in front of you that you don’t even realize you have.
In my younger years it was drugs and sex. As I got older it was attention, I would do anything do get attention, mostly bad attention. I would get really depressed because of the life I was living. It brought me to trying to kill myself many times. And then sleep I would sleep all the time to forget my misery. Only to ignore my husband and my children. I lived in misery for 45 years. Until I was completely broke emotionally, mentally and physically. Then my children invited me to church. It changed my life forever. For the better. Once I started believing in God my life started looking up. No-one can tell my all that pain and suffering wasn’t from Satan.
Satan will try and lure you with a false god, sex, drugs, a spouse or love, interest, a dream,a goal, a hobby or a lifestyle. Some of us start loving other things more than God- food, money, recreation, a substance, or a feeling, like being in love, more than God, Himself. Guard you heart by keeping God on the throne of your life so Satan doesn’t try to sneak anything else in there.
Some people are afraid they will have to give something up if they follow God. The truth is I have not lost anything from following God I have gained things in abundance.
Your Worries- to make you doubt God’s love and provision .
Satan wants to stressed out because the your not resting in God’s ability to care for you. Women tend to stress over the temporal- bills that must be paid, whether or not a man will come into there lives, if they will have a child, what someone is saying about us, how our body looks, and so one. Men tend to stress about their jobs, providing for their families, whether or not they’ll make the cut in several areas in their lives. Then theirs health concerns, fears, and other situations that can crowd out God’s peace in out lives and even causes Lamar God for our circumstances.
Are you living like God’s love and provision are real?
Don’t let Satan in this door through his tantalizing “what if?” Questions and the doubts he weaves through your mind. God instructs us in Philippines 4:6-7 to be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard you hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Keep praying about your concerns and keep thanking God ahead of time for what He’s about to do, so Satan doesn’t get a stronghold in your mind through your worries and fears.
Your Everything Thinking
Its amazing how many people profess to know God and follow Him, yet their thinking patterns are just like everyone else in the world. Satan loves that. He wants you to be so absorbed with the ways of the world that you are clueless about what’s God Word says. He will do this through subtle messages in music lyrics, statements from your favorite celebrity, and words of advice from friends and family, who even believers, but are quoting things that aren’t in the Bible.
Is your everyday thinking so you’re just like the world?
Scripture commands us: Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will know what God wants you to do, and you will know how good and pleasing and perfect his will really is. ( Romans 12:2). God’s Word instructs to fix our thoughts on what is honorable and right. Think about thing that are pure and lovely and admirable.