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
When to expect an attack…
- Attacks will often come when we are alone.
- Attacks will often come when we are pursuing God’s will.
How to win over temptation…
- Recognize your vulnerability
So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall! 1 Corinthians 10:12
- Run (don’t chum) from temptation
The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can endure. 1 Corinthians 10:13 (NLT)
- Resist the devil
So let God work his will in you. Yell a loud no to the Devil and watch him scamper. James 4:7 (MSG)
- _Root your life in Christ
My counsel for you is simple and straightforward: Just go ahead with what you’ve been given. You received Christ Jesus, the Master; now live him. You’re deeply rooted in him. You’re well-constructed upon him. You know your way around the faith. Now do what you’ve been taught. School’s out; quit studying the subject and start living it! Everything of God gets expressed in him, so you can see and hear him clearly. You don’t need a telescope, a microscope, or a horoscope to realize the fullness of Christ, and the emptiness of the universe without him. Colossians 2 6-7, 9 (MSG)