I was reading someone’s post today on Facebook that read something like this: I have taken this step of faith to lift my voice and start a new ministry, and the attacks from the enemy keep coming. Can you relate? I can.
In this post, I want to mention some tactics of the enemy.
- Distraction – The devil often sends along something that looks like a good thing, but it is not a God thing. As we are facing another move for worship, we have been presented something that could be easy to get into, but I have no confirmation yet that God is in it.
- Discouragement – The devil will often attack us at our weakest moments. He is good at bombarding us to see if we will renounce our faith. He will send the naysayers along to discourage us or even remove people from our life who mean something to us. Remember that God can take what the devil meant for harm and bring about something good.
- Temptation – This is normally the one people think of first. If the devil gets a glimpse of your weakness, he will send along the very thing that will tempt you. One of the greatest temptations I see is the devil magnifying the worst so that a person will quit before they reach a breakthrough.
As I often say (or write), you and I shouldn’t blame everything bad on the devil. If you hang out at a bar, get drunk, and wake up with someone you don’t know, don’t go blaming the devil. You set yourself up for that one. We should be wise to the devil’s schemes, but we should also keep ourselves from situations that would make our lives worse.
The devil may be at it again in your life, but remember that you and I see a God Who is greater than our enemy. He is a defeated foe, but God is victorious!