Do you ever wake up and determine you’re going to be nice all day? What happens? The kids are slow. You’re impatient. A billboard takes your thoughts in the wrong direction. Within an hour, you feel rotten.
God has put up walls of protection for us, but sometimes we climb right over them. Satan often attacks us through two seemingly innocent mistakes: carelessness and self-confidence.
We’re careless when we hurry through our daily Bible reading or prayer. Or we’re proud for overcoming temptation–and not watching for the next thing that trips us.
Self-confidence is a poor substitute for daily walking with God and relying on His power. Second Peter 1:3 tells us, “His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness.” That’s right–it’s through God’s power.
Don’t stop relying on Jesus Christ. And keep getting to know Him better! This is what will keep you from falling, and give you a holy witness.