The enemy of our soul’s will always attempt to attack Christians in 1 of 3, if not all three of these areas if he can. The first area in which I will talk about today is the will of God in our lives. Thus, the will of God in our lives is seen through our dependence on God. And we know that as a Christian the Lord would have us to totally depend upon him in all situations. However, we have an enemy who lives to challenge whether we really need to depend on God in all situations. And if he can get us to look to our own resources apart from asking God what He thinks, he is encouraged to continue to challenge us in that area of our life. The temptation of Jesus in Matthew 4 was an example of that in which the enemy tempted Jesus to depend upon his own power and resources after a 40 day fast. The scripture said after this fast Jesus was hungry, and the tempter came to him and said “If thou be the son of God, command that these stones be made bread.” Thus, the Devil was challenging the will of God in the life of Jesus at this point, and had Jesus fallen for this trap he would not be the savior that he is today. With that said, it behooves all of us to examine our dependence on God verses our dependence on our own thoughts, feelings and resources. God has given us a wealth of resources, however, how often have we asked the Lord how we should use those resources. When Jesus was challenged to do things his own way he went to the one and only resource which would give him proper direction and that was the word of God.
God Bless You!