Satan is desperate and will use whatever he can to get people to follow him. Even believers. And then he succeeds and is able to convince someone they are doing OK so he leaves them alone. After all, if we feel OK then why would we need to change?
Is Satan leaving you alone? If so, do you wonder why?
Mark 4:14-15 Says Satan comes and immediately takes away the Word of God that was just sown. This verse is speaking of salvation, but it can also be applied to someone who is giving into Satan's lies...perhaps even a believer!
Sometimes I wonder how people can sit through messages and leave without giving the Word that was just spoken a second thought. Now I see why, Satan is powerful!
1 Peter 5:8 Satan is like a lion seeking whom he may devour. What is he trying to bring into your life...temptation? Discouragement? Peace (not peace from God, but peace that you are fine as you are)?
Remember how Satan works:
Genesis 3:13 Deception
2 Corinthians 11:14 Disguised as a messenger of light
2 Thessalonians 2:9 Appears to be powerful, and lures the world to him (more deceiving)
We have the answers from God, His promises and His truths. But I have found myself giving into Satan's stories lately. And all that he tells me are lies. He has had a great time using my grief to enhance what he wants in my life. I have to constantly turn back to God and remember what He is telling me instead of what Satan is saying. Satan may have power over me, but he will never be bigger than my God.
It is my choice in whom I put my trust.
Remember, they are both talking. Who are you going to heed?