Be on guard! You have an enemy that seeks to destroy you….

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Are you overwhelmed by how the circumstances of life seem to be overtaking you through financial difficulty, family issues, rebellious children and a plethora of other things that the devil uses for our destruction and to get our focus off God? He has no compassion, he doesn’t care how hard life is for you or all the things you have gone through, the devil comes, and he comes. The devil is a spiritual being he doesn’t get tired like we do. He rejoices when he can get us to recant our faith in God and then begin to react in the natural instead of remembering that there is a spiritual war going on. Satan is not omniscient like God but because he’s had time to study man and his proclivities, he knows how predictable we are.

Satan hates us….

Because we get to do what he no longer can and that’s worship God. Through relationship with God we can go boldly to His throne of grace to receive mercy in our time of need, Satan cannot. We are also made in the image of God which is why Satan tries so hard to get us to destroy our bodies.

Here are some ways that the enemy seeks our destruction:

  • Satan plants doubt. One of the biggest ways Satan seeks to destroy is to make you doubt what God said. And, plants seeds that makes you doubt the goodness of God. He says things to you like, “If God is really good then why did He let some of these horrible things happen to you?” Satan is not new with his tricks; we see this at the beginning of time in Genesis 3.
  • Satan attacks your faith. The devil is not lazy, the scripture says he walks around like a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour (1 Peter 5:8). He plots, plan and schemes and will do whatever it takes to destroy your faith in God—he will come at you through your children, attack in you finances and your health.
  • Satan will destroy you through pride. Pride is sneaky. If you don’t check yourself through the Word, you will be deceived. God opposes the proud, but he gives grace to the humble (James 4:6).
  • Satan paralyzes you with fear. The devil causes fear through circumstances, causing us to take our eyes off God and forgetting about His power, goodness and sovereignty.

Satan can never take away our salvation, we are saved as long as we want to be. We have freewill we can decide to walk away from God. As long as we stay connected to the Vine (John 15: 1-7) God will never forsake anyone who belongs to Him, for He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” Satan can’t snatch back our salvation, but he can manipulate us into walking away from it.

Therefore, we must be alert because Satan will attack when we are the most vulnerable (1 Peter 5:8-9), we must not be ignorant of the devil devices (2 Corinthians 2:11) and we must stand firm against the devil (Ephesians 6:11). Battles and trials will be apart of our life until we see Jesus, until then we must continue to fight the good fight of faith (1 Timothy 6:12). Let’s let the devil know today we will not coward down in fear because we have the power of the Almighty God on our side!

Encouraging me and you on today.

God bless!

Published by: Kim Petitt

As a person living with a disability challenge is part of my life. I struggled with my identity and I recognize that I still have insecurities to face, but that doesn't mean I can't walk in everything God has purposed me to walk in despite my insecurities. Because of the nature of my condition and physical disability, God's grace is evident in my life everyday and I find strength in the word of God that says in Philippians 4:13 "I can do all things through him who gives me power". (CJB).

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27 thoughts on “Be on guard! You have an enemy that seeks to destroy you….”

    1. Job had wealth, family and God called him a righteous and a upright man, but things abruptly change.

      Satan (the accuser) tells God you have a hedge around Job but removed the hedge I bet will turn away form you, God removes the hedge and Satan was able to rip everything away from Job.

      Job asks, why was all these bad things happening because after all he felt like he had done for God. God reminds Job of His sovereignty, power and wisdom. Job repents and God restores him and gives him double for his trouble.

      Anyone who has not read Job’s story I highly recommend you read it!

      Thank you for this reminder!

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      1. God told the devil I’ll remove the hedge you can touch him but you can’t kill them.

        That let’s us know the devil can’t do nothing to us without God’s permission, he has parameters on how far he can go.

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  1. Thanks Kim. I needed this encouragement. We do have to be on our guard. The enemy tries to come against us, especially through our own thoughts and through other people. I like what you mentioned here…

    “He rejoices when he can get us to recant our faith in God and then begin to react in the natural instead of remembering that there is a spiritual war going on.”

    He always wants us to take our eyes off of the Lord (spiritual things) and place it on people and the negative circumstances (natural things). But in Christ Jesus, we have the strength and power to overcome!! We are more than conquerors in Him. Be blessed sis! 🙏🏿

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    1. I’m glad this blessed you sis! I needed this encouragement as well! I can’t even put into words what the last 72 hours have been like for me, but I know it’s a spiritual battle for my mind. You stated it great, the devil gets us to focus on the natural and place it on the spiritual, but amen and amen we are more than conquerors!!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by!

      Yes. Pride gives us a distorted view of ourselves. We cannot conclude that we are not proud just because we don’t see pride in ourselves. We must judge ourselves against the Word!

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  2. Thank you Kim❤️🙏. I couldn’t have said it better.
    We need people like you in life, who cares enough to always remind us that, it’s always necessary or advisable to seek God because Satan never get tired.

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  3. Yes! Yes!! And yes!!! The devil is seeking who he can devour. He is messing. He works overtime to perfect his strategies. We should do overtime too on prayers and being on guard. Thanks for this reminder sis.

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  4. About how Satan causes you to fear….so true. I’ve suffered from mental illness my whole life, depression, bipolar and anxiety. And you know the one thing that is at the root of all my tribulations? Fear! It causes worry, doubt, sadness, low self esteem, etc etc. Fight the fear!!!

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    1. Thanks for sharing that Adrienne!
      I battle with depression and anxiety and it is rooted in fear. We must fight fear with the Word of God. The scripture says, for God has not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind (2 Timothy 1:7).

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    2. Hi, I am Bipolar ADHD OCD and a little more, lol but found out in my 55 years of mental illness that wen I finally Understood that I had a God and His name was Jesus, I started to read the Bible. worship in music and most importantly I THANK HIM. If you do that I believe you will feel better. Just praise HIS name and thank Him. I found that out 22 years ago but because of the severity of my mental problems I, occasionally forget what to do. Tha brings me depression. God bless you.I hope you do not mind my comment.

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