Have you ever noticed that when the enemy attacks, he comes on very strong and powerfully. But if you don't respond immediately to his tricks and temptations you will see that his attacks are very fleeting. He knows our human nature and knows that we seek to satisfy our desires quickly. But if we hold out for just a little while and don't give in to the urges, we will see that the impulse is short lived.
That is because the enemy has no endurance. He may come on strongly but he gets tired. If you resist him long enough, he will leave cause he can't hang for very long. He has no stamina, perseverance or staying power. This is something that we all need to know. Just like the bible says, if you resist him, he will flee.
I have seen this proven true in my life time and time again. When he comes in my life, I know that as long as I stand strong, that it will be over soon. Whenever you feel any negative energy, don't feed it, don't hold onto it and do not accept it. If you do , you are giving the enemy permission to stay around. It's like you are opening the door and saying, "Come on in". Then 'you' become the force that feeds the attack and the enemy's job is done. But if you hold still and don't react, it will leave. Anything not of God has to leave if you do not let it into your life.
The first thing you need to do is recognize the attack. It may come as an urge, a temptation or a feeling. The enemy knows what things you struggle with. The rest is totally up to you, to resist and remain in control. Self control is the key. The enemy cannot make us do anything.
How do we resist? We resist the enemy by focusing on God. By knowing the word. By knowing what God says about the enemy and by knowing what God says about us. Stay in prayer, this will strengthen your relationship with God. You can also resist the enemy by through praise. The enemy cannot stand it when we worship God. And lastly remain faithful and trust God.
We are in full control of the access the enemy has in our lives. Take back your control and resist the enemy. He has no power over us or our lives.
James 4:7-8 7Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. 8Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.
1 Peter 5:7-11 7Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. 8Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. 9Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that the family of believers throughout the world is undergoing the same kind of sufferings. 10And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast. 11To him be the power for ever and ever. Amen.
The enemy wants to steal our faith.
2 Corinthians 11:3 3But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.