Think before you jump! Satanic suggestions often call and coerce us to jump into our desires, feelings, and thoughts — to throw off the God-given safety net of our conscience and satisfy self instead. As people caught in the fall of humanity, we’re all tempted to define ourselves by our desires instead of by God’s Spirit and we all throw ourselves into that trap to varying degrees. “All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.”
Like Jesus, we need to put the Father and His will first. That’s what the kingdom of God is about — learning to throw off self-satisfaction and to surrender to moment-by-moment Christ-control. True glory doesn’t come from the public display of deceptive desire-focused self-identification. It comes from constant surrender to “Christ in you, the hope of glory.”
Follow the Lordship of the risen Jesus, not the Satanic suggestions that stir up your self-driven desires. Continually draw near to God and let Him train you to cast out and throw down the demonic suggestions that torment and manipulate you. “Resist the devil and he will flee from you.”
The way to get free from guilt isn’t denial. It’s to admit where you’ve done wrong and to ask for and receive God’s forgiveness and deliverance.