DO NOT UNDERESTIMATE THE INFLUENCE OF SATAN IN OUR LIVES !!!
We are all aware of the fact that our culture is changing rapidly, but, unfortunately not for the better. And as our personal situations become more difficult, our thoughts are prone to attempting to find solutions for these problems. We have examined this aspect before and understand that trying to solve our problems takes our thoughts away from God and we concentrate on things with which there is nothing that we can do. Our thoughts should be more dedicated to our Lord at these times, but we are human and make human mistakes. But, there are some that try to relate the proper thing to do and so the sermons and helpful blogging have been concentrated on asking God for His help. It is our only hope and the correct thing to do, but there is another very interesting part of this outlook that is extremely subtle.
As we understand that our own solutions to our problems are not going to work and finally go to God, we tend to forget a very important part of our Christian education. And that is the influence of Satan upon our lives. We are told much about Satan in the Bible in order to prepare us against his attacks and give us insight into his methods. We know that he is very good at what he does and this time he has done a pretty good job. He has us so involved with our problems and seeking help from God that we are underestimating the influences that he has upon other aspects of our lives. We essentially have stopped fighting him because we have essentially stopped thinking about him. He is our enemy and our greatest threat to our contentment, but he has very quietly remained out of the apparent picture and is doing his work without being noticed.
As Christians, we have our responsibility to fight against the attacks of Satan with the help of God. But, we must do our part too… However, Satan is so good at what he does that he has managed to get many to underestimate his influence. But, now we know !!! And now that we know, his attempts at being invisible are gone and we should return to our responsibility to fight him off. We may even find that solutions to our problems may very well begin to show themselves as he has been trying to hide them as well as himself from us. Our Lord has given us another victory by making us aware of our enemy once again, but, now it is our time to do what we must do and fight against the very subtle attacks of Satan against us….