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How Satan Attacks

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        Chess players who attack, win more often. Chess players who react, lose more often. In fighting drinking/drugs, always attack. Always pray:

        “Father, help me to turn from triggers, and help me to love others.”

        Start praying before you go out, before you turn on the TV, before you go to a tempting place, and before you come home from school or work.

        When a chess opponent attacks first, the other player is prone to mistakes. When satan attacks first, we are prone to mistakes. If we attack temptation first and ferociously, satan will start to think about easier prey.

        Second, it is better to attack first than to be some expert at quitting. Someone new to this site might pray this prayer 1000 times this week and have satan running. Someone with great expertise in quitting may pray it only a few times and then forget to attack, attack, attack.

        Third, attacking sin ignites God’s presence. The Bible says, “In your presence is fullness of joy.”

        Attack, quit, and find joy.

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          Drinking/drugs has a purpose. Satan’s purpose with habits is to destroy your spiritual destiny. Satan uses Drinking/drugs to make you content with life as is. This habit is a literal fight for your purpose. When tempted, you need to see satan’s plan in that temptation. Consider praying:

          “Father, help me to flee from triggers, and help me to pursue righteousness, and love.”

          Today, when you start to see temptation… Start praying immediately, and imagine seeing next to your temptation – satan standing there planning your downfall just like he did with Adam and Eve. Consider praying:

          “Father, help me to turn from triggers and keep reminding me about who is trying to destroy me.”

          1 Peter 5:8 ESV Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.”

          Finally, we need a great weapon against satan. The Bible is the sword. A great weapon. The more you get it in you, the better you will fight.

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