I Chron. 21:1 Satan rose up against Israel and caused David to take a census of the Israelites.
Don’t underestimate Satan’s work amongst us. He is bent on disruption and destruction. He will take advantage of whoever he can to create havoc in our lives. He will take advantage of every situation we are in and use it against us if we are not careful. He will do his best to get us to do things on our own without first seeking counsel from God. He wants us to see that which is not good as being good for us.
In order to stay on top of what Satan is doing, we must stay connected to the Lord. We must stay spiritually alert and active so that we can recognize when Satan is at work on us or around us. The more in tune we are with God, the more obvious it is what Satan is trying to do. Don’t kid yourself; Satan is always working against you to drive a wedge between you and the Lord. He gets into your heart through your mind and he does not give up easily. Satan does not know the meaning of the word no and he keeps on the attack, always trying new ways to get to you.
We are in a constant battle for control of our hearts and minds. It will not stop as long as we have life. God leaves it up to us as to who will control us. He is always there to help us and give us victory, but He will not violate our freedom of choice. You can choose to live in victory or defeat.
Victory comes to those who intentionally and determinedly seek God in their lives. They invest the time and energy to know God and actively seek His role in their lives. They stay well-fed on the Word. They stay in close communication with Him all the time. They stay in touch with God’s children and let them influence their walk with the Lord.
Satan will never stop rising up against you. Stay within the shelter of God and you will not fall victim to him.