He wants us to focus and put our faith in our circumstances and our own strength.
The enemy wants us to seek our acceptance in what the world says, find our truth in our comparisons of each other and receive fulfillment in temporary things.
He wants to keep us away from what God is able to do and take away any hope or confidence we have.
He wants to hold us captive, prisoners in our own skin, blind in the world we live and deaf to hear what God is trying to tell us.
He is relentless and will stop at nothing—until we allow God to intervene. When we say ‘yes’ to God and allow Him to intercede on our behalf, Satan doesn’t have a chance.
We must stay alert to his evil tactics, pray without ceasing and trust in God with all of our hearts and minds (1 Peter 5:8, 1 Thes. 5:17, Prov. 3:5, Matt. 12:30).
Revelations 2:10, ”Do not be afraid of what you are about to suffer. I tell you, the devil will put some of you in prison to test you, and you will suffer persecution for ten days. Be faithful, even to the point of death, and I will give you life as your victor’s crown.”