1 Peter 5:8
Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
This verse is one of my favorites. But lately I’ve had to read it a few times. It always seems that when you are doing all you can to be in the will of God, Satan starts swarming like a group of buzzards just waiting for you to die spiritually.
Just as soon as the Lord starts to do a mighty work, Satan begins his work to divide and conquer. How does he do this? He preys on those of us who drown in our hurt, who isolate ourselves from our friends and family, then he uses us to divide the very thing that the Lord is putting together.
I want to encourage you to “be sober, be vigilant.” Do not let Satan devour you, or use you to divide and conquer the Lord’s handiwork. Ask the Holy Spirit to give you the strength and the discernment to see your hurts for what they really are-Satan’s way of isolating you from what God wants you to do. When you give in to the devil’s lies, it is then you become like the lonely antelope that the lion stumbles upon, just waiting to gobble you up.