5. Craving things unlike God:
When we take the initiative to do God’s will, we can expect the devil to bring things in our lives to distract us and take our focus off God.
Suddenly things of the world, such as sex outside of marriage, gossiping, disobedience, and wild partying are becoming more and more attractive to us because our focus has changed.
We must stay focused and “press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 3:14)
Our ultimate goal is to live a holy and spotless life unto God.
The solution is simple but may pose a challenge at times because we are fighting against our own desires which the devil will use to keep us spiritually dehydrated.
The devil’s ultimate goal is to steal, kill, and destroy us because he knows once we are spiritually dead, we are no longer effective in our ministry and what God has called us to do.
Fight back with all your might. Get a prayer partner, someone who can pray with you though these challenging times.
If you have said or done something that goes against the word of God ask for forgiveness He will forgive you.
If you have strayed away from the church, consider going back to church even if it’s just listening to the preached word via live stream.
Make the choice that you will no longer allow the devil to control you and rededicate your life back to Christ. His arms are always opened waiting to welcome you back.
No matter how far away you may feel always remember God will never leave you nor forsake you.