Life is full of ups and downs. Naturally one would definitely appreciate the ups more than the downs (well at least I do.) Im going through a period in my life where I have accepted joy and peace as I so frequently talk about in my posts.
I’ll enter this little side-note here: Im not the type of Christian that blames the devil for everything. In fact, i pay him little attention. While I know that Satan is real, I see no purpose in giving him any extra focus. So you will not see me blaming my issues on Satan. i have instead taken on the mindset of:”ALL things work together for my good,” and “Consider it pure joy whenever you face trials of many kinds…” Well at least MOST of the time.
I was sitting down thinking: “The devil’s attacks haven’t really been present in my life lately.” It’s been a tad bit quiet. Many that know me will agree with the fact that I seem to live in a world of oblivion. I am a very optimistic person, and I try my hardest to see the good in everything. Life is just easier for me that way. However, after noticing how some things in my life were QUIETLY being destroyed I came to this conclusion:
As you grow, satan can’t be as loud and obnoxious when he’s attacking you. You’re aware of those types of tactics, so as you grow up in Christ he has to be more sneaky. When you sneak around, you have to be quiet so your prey isn’t aware. This is probably why the following scripture starts off by saying “Stay Alert!”
1 Peter 5:8 New Living Translation (NLT)
8 Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour.