If you have great awareness of the world around you, you will see signs and happenings each and every day that reveal God and prove that He is real.
The bad part, though, is there's an even greater abundance of evil in the world. The devil is the source of all evil and he is very powerful if you aren't relying on God to guide you.
The devil is very powerful against us alone, but he has ZERO power over Jesus. To put it in even better terms, Jesus will smack the devil down with no effort at all. Jesus already did this for us when He went to die on the cross for us. Jesus fought the devil and prevailed.
If we try to fight the devil on our own, we have no chance. With Jesus on our side, though, we are victorious.
When You Begin to Follow God…
I will tell you how you're going to know you're doing everything right when it comes to following Jesus and studying God's word.
As you become closer and closer to God on your journey to Him, the attacks on you from the devil will increase.
Those attacks won't be easy if you turn your eyes from Jesus and go back into the evil world. They are tough, and they are harsh.
Many people turn away from God during these attacks and blame Him for the attacks. God is not responsible for these attacks. The attacks are pure evil from the devil in his attempt to get you back to his side.
You have to make sure you continue to trust God and let Jesus guide you through tough times.
Never blame God for the attacks. The devil has the freedom to attack you, and that's exactly where those attacks are coming from.
Never Give Up the Fight
The devil is going to keep coming at you until he realizes he should spend his time and effort elsewhere.
If you continue following Jesus, those attacks will slow and may eventually even stop for a time. But always be ready, the devil is real and he is very tricky. He knows your weaknesses.
Be aware of your surroundings and the decisions you are making each day.
One small decision can lead you down the wrong path and in the direction the nasty devil wants you to go.
You don't want to go down that road. You'll have to fight even harder to get back on the right path.
Trust in God and ask Him to help you make the right decisions and to help you fight the devil. The devil is ruthless. He will do his best to bring you back to evil ways.
Just remember, don't ever give up. You're going to mess up. No one is perfect. But get your butt back on track and continue to follow Jesus. Don't let any of your sins hold you down.
God has forgiven you already for any sins you have committed and are going to commit. Always do your best to get better even after you mess up. Don't let it lead to more sin. Stop it there and learn from your mistakes.
God loves you and wants you on His side. The devil could care less about you and wants to use you to further his agenda of evil and certain death. With God, you are living and will always be living. You have eternal life in God. You have certain death in the devil.
Look Around You
Take a look around you. Have a look outdoors.
Look at the living creatures, trees, and plants that God created. God is everywhere around you. There are signs of Him everywhere especially in His sinless creations.
Look how beautiful the healthy plants, trees, and flowers happen to be. Watch their movement as the wind blows.
Take a look at the living creatures of the world and notice how very complex those creatures happen to be. They are amazing. Watch a bird fly through the sky. Amazing.
Everything that God has made is so peaceful and awesome, but we take all of that for granted and never stop to take a look.
Now you can stop and take a look at all the evil throughout the world. This is the devil. He is real, and he is out to take us all down. Disease, sickness, murder, and all crime comes from the devil. All the people who have turned evil and do evil are working for the devil.
Some people are going to fool you. Many that look and act nice are the most evil you will find.
Just be aware of what's happening in your life. Always take a look around. Is the devil present or have you gotten rid of him completely? Always be ready.
When you're doing things right and headed in the right direction, the devil is going to come for you. Kick his butt. Tell him to get on out of your life that Jesus is running your life.
Tell him to pack up his evil and head on down the road. You have complete power over the devil when you have the holy spirit living within you. And the devil will know. He's not dumb. He'll get out of your life when he knows he can't win.
But he might be back if you leave an opening somewhere. Don't leave a hole for him to come back.
Watch what you're doing.
You Have the Power to Change
Is there something you know is bad that you shouldn't be doing, but you just keep on doing it?
You are making a conscious decision to continue.
You can make a conscious decision to stop at any time.
The devil will continue to come at you until you continue to make the right decision and you are no longer tempted.
You just have to make the decision. Stop. It's really that easy if you get it in your head that YOU ARE going to stop. Just do it. Stop.
If you have the thought in your head that you need to do it again, that devil is going to be back. And he's going to hit you harder than ever before. He will do his best to bring you back to his evil side.
Just a tiny bit of evil will lead to more evil.
You've got to stop even the smallest amount of evil in its tracks. You can do this. The evil people out there who act like they are something because they can go murder someone, or sell drugs to someone, or beat someone else up and take their money are truly nothing when it comes to a true warrior.
Those type of people have done nothing but fell into the ways of evil. It's easy to be evil. Anyone can be evil and go out and do whatever they want. It's rather easy, huh? Evil is easy.
Doing what's right is hard. Do you know why? The devil is there trying to lead you to evil at all times UNLESS he knows he has no chance against you.
Turn your eyes upon Jesus and become a TRUE WARRIOR. The devil is trash. Evil doesn't make you a true warrior. Doing good throughout a world spread with evil is what a true warrior will do.
Jesus is your example. Read more about what He did in the Bible. Follow Him and always try to be more like Him. Again, you will mess up because you aren't perfect like Him. But get back on track immediately and continue fighting like a true warrior would do.
Fight for Him. Get out there in the evil world. I'll be out there with you. Take Jesus with you. You'll win.