Stop Him Before He Stops You!
“We wanted to come to you—even I, Paul, time and again—but Satan hindered us.” 1 Thessalonians 2:18
Paul had an assignment from God to go to the Thessalonians not just once but over and over because Satan stopped them from going. When God gives you an assignment, Satan will try to hinder you from doing it. However, the attacks of Satan are the way to let you know what you can achieve your goals.
The devil is threatened by how much you can accomplish, so he has to attack you to create fear and see that you will drop your dream or plan. That is why whenever you are down with fear or trouble, Satan will do all it takes to make sure you don’t rise again because he knows your rising will be stronger than your falling. Satan loves to attack the birth of greatness, but it is your responsibility to resist and tell him to “get thee behind me, Satan.”
James 4:7 says, “Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”
The beginning of great projects or the start of another great life are targets for Satan. He does not want anything great to come up in your life because he can imagine how great the end will be. But if you can fully submit yourselves to God’s plan, and resist every plan of the devil and his schemes, then you will not only win the battle against evil but win the heart of God for greatness.
Matthew 4:10-11 tells us that until Jesus Christ resisted all temptation of the devil and commanded him to go away before the angels from heaven appeared and strengthened Jesus. Brethren, until we stop every activity and temptations of the devil before we start to accomplish our goal and the plan of God. That is why the Word of God is our weapon to overcome the devil; Jesus used it, therefore, use it. Regardless of his tactics, when we know God’s written word concerning our life and call the name of Jesus, we will be saved. Ephesians 6:11 says, “Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.”
1. Help me to overcome the attacks of the devil, dear Lord.
2. 2 Corinthians 2:11; Oh Lord, strengthen me with wisdom and power so that Satan would not outwit me; I don’t want to be ignorant of his designs in Jesus’ name.