Those times when we think everything is going well can be the beginning of disaster. “Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour” (1 Peter 5:8).
It’s easy to be on alert when things are going wrong. But when everything is good, do you find yourself letting your guard down? Believers must be vigilant even in times of peace because Satan is always looking to trip us up. Don’t fall prey to his subtle traps—keep watch and trust the Lord to protect you.
However, success in certain areas of our lives could begin to make us less sensitive to temptations. Thinking we’re now safe and secure, we may begin to compromise in small ways. It might be in our attitudes, associations, or practices. This could also happen in our spiritual lives after having struggled in a particular area and then conquering it. We may be tempted to drop our guard, thinking we’ve overcome that sin or weakness. Yet sometimes without even knowing, we begin to drift backwards.
Charles Stanley - A Comforting Message in Fearful Times