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Let Satan Drive You to God

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For the Lord your God is He who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies, to give you the victory.

Deuteronomy 20:4 NIV

Satan is always attacking in an effort to take people away from God.  He tempts us through pride, fear, false teaching, and anger. He may cause us to choose our will over his will, he causes evil in the world spreading fear, he places people in our churches that propagate his lies, and he will make us angry at people instead of the evil forces in the spiritual realm, trying to kill the love in our hearts.

But the good news is we can have certain victory in Christ, if we call on the Lord to fight the evil forces.  I have found that whenever Satan tempts me, my anger flares and I call on the power of God for victory, and peace returns.  This is my strategy for capturing every thought, using Satan’s temptations as a trigger to call God into the fight.

Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. (1 Peter 5:8 NIV) Satan is very clever in how he attacks, because he has observed our weaknesses.  When our sinful desires arise in our thoughts or when circumstances around us make us defensive, we need to be alert and sober minded.  He says,Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” (Psalm 46:10 NIV)  If we can be still inside, remain connected to God, and be conscious of not letting our emotions control us, then God will be exalted in times when it is easy for us to exalt Satan.

We can detect the occurrence of a temptation and capture the thought and emotion, before we speak or act on it.  I can do all things through him who strengthens me. (Philippians 4:13 NASB) It’s a matter of training, knowing the temptations and planning your attack, but always call on Christ.

Today be in control through the power of God, and don’t Satan take control of you by using the world around you.  Walk in the power of God, guided by the Spirit to glorify God in all you do today.

Lord, guide me to call on you with every temptation and depend on you to fight the battle.  I can overcome the world, if I call you for victory.  In Jesus name, Amen