This morning, I was “looking for my sister’s trouble”. I did everything to get on her nerves, but babe completely ignored me. When I finally let her be, it occurred to me, this is exactly how the devil operates.
1 Peter 5:8 NKJV, Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.
The devil is a bully, that’s the summary of all he does. It says in our reading that the enemy is a roaring lion looking for who to devour, he’s searching for, if you give him the opportunity, he’ll find you, bully you, if you fall for it, he devours you.
He’s roaming about looking for his next victim, someone to make afraid, someone to camouflage God’s blessing before, someone to doubt God’s promises, he’s looking for someone to intimidate.
Do not give a place for the enemy in your life. When he gives you suggestions, when he tries to remind you of your past; when fear seems to take over your heart, SHUT him up immediately.
When he tangles evil desires & lust in front of you, send him back to where he belongs.
You’ll have to be discerning & watchful to recognize his tactics. Remember that he is powerless.
The devil can only be in one place at a time, only God is omnipresent. If you give him attention, he stays, if you don’t, he takes off. He can’t devour everyone, only those who permit him.
If you give the enemy a place in your life, you only have yourself to blame. We’re inexcusable.
If you have allowed the enemy a place in your life already, it’s not too late to send him packing. The blood of Jesus has given us authority, all you need to do is to believe and speak the Word. We do not fight from a place of defeat, we fight from a place of victory. Hallelujah.