The alarm goes off, and we wake up. We start our morning routine not knowing what the day holds. For a while, things go as planned. Then, a familiar, negative thought pops into our head. The decision we make to believe that thought or not can change the trajectory the rest of the day and the rest of our life.
We have a real enemy whose aim is to kill, steal, and destroy (John 10:10). As soon as we were born, Satan began his attacks. He whispers lies and looks for opportunities to deceive (John 8:44).
Revelation 12:12 says, “he is filled with fury, because he knows his time is short.”
The moment we choose to follow Jesus, we can be confident that with Jesus, we have the power to overcome Satan. Revelation 12:10 tells us, “For the accuser of our brothers and sisters, who accuses them before our God day and night, has been hurled down.”
The Bible makes it clear that Satan makes war against us when we keep God’s commands and set our eyes on Jesus. The Bible also tells us how to defeat Satan. Revelation 12:11 says that we defeat Satan through worshiping with our tongue and having a relationship with Jesus.
By following Jesus and doing what He says, no attack from Satan is ever too strong to knock us off our feet.
“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord (Romans 8:38-39).”
- In what areas of your life are you most likely to be tempted by Satan?
- When you are tempted, what are some ways that you can avoid giving into sin?
- What steps are you currently taking to grow closer to Jesus?