The devil is bent on my discouragement and easily manipulates my feelings with his suggestions. Consequently, the only reliable source for guidance is the Holy Spirit―as He guides me through God’s Word. Relying on past experiences will only lead me down the same path I’ve traveled before―making bad decisions and having to start over again.
So, I must learn to be a “watchman on the wall” to spot his attacks. God has supplied me with the skills to recognize Satan’s strategies. I seldom detect how, when, or where the wily foe makes inroads into my life but Scripture tells me to not be ignorant of the enemy’s devices.
To know God intimately and to recognize His voice speaking to me becomes essential. His promises encourage me, guide me, and give me the wisdom and discernment to know Satan’s methods of attack.
“So that no advantage would be taken of us by Satan, for we are not ignorant of his schemes.” (2 Corinthians 2:11 NASB)
Taken from the book, Freedom from Bondage, coming out this fall