Fighting the Enemy

I will risk being called radical to tell all of you that Satan IS real, very much so, and that we need to “be alert and of sober mind. . . the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.” If you get only one thing out of this post remember this: Just as God watches over us everyday in love, so does the enemy (Satan) try to attack us everyday in hate. Satan and God are both interacting in our lives everyday. So pray to God daily–that you do not fall into sin.

That being said, here are some ways that I have found through which Satan has tried to attack me or people I know. Remember, just as every person is unique so does Satan influence people differently.  One person may be attacked by depression because of paralysis while another person may be attacked through sleepiness or making them sick so they don’t feel their best.

  1. Passion
  2. Concentration through distractions
  3. Pride-trying to get me to think I can go through life not relying on God. Nope I am totally dependent upon Him.
  4. Sloth
  5. Subvocalization
  6. Gluttony
  7. Keep me in my head
  8. Keep me away from praying to God and building our relationship
  9. Fighting my trust in God
  10. Putting bad thoughts in my head
  11. Trying to get me to overreact or get confused with thoughts
  12. Making me sleepy or lazy
  13. Putting someone in depression by taking away their legs, giving them cancer, making them lose their memory (Alzheimer’s), getting them sick.
  14. Keeping us from gratitude toward God
  15. Getting me to hate myself
  16. Trying to make me a lukewarm Christian
  17. Trying to make me negative and let that negativity spread
  18. Trying to get us to think we don’t deserve mercy when we have repented.
  19. Making us focus on the wrong things
  20. Getting us to disrespect God                                                                                      Satan is the one that chooses to give us cancer or let bad things happen to us. He attacks everyone in different ways. God is the one who works to bring good out of this fallen world and he is the one we should always call upon in times of sadness and happiness.

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