Scripture: “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour.” 1 Peter 5:8, KJV
•When a lion is on the attack, it will sit for hours to watch its prey. Usually, the lion hides in bushes or places that the simple creature cannot see it. The lion will sit in stealth mode for as long as it takes to make a kill. If you would pay close attention, the lion does not attack the strong or those that stick closely together. The goal is to find a prey that appears to be weak or a prey that has separated from the herd. This animal that has isolated itself is usually not alert or cautious of its environment.
•It is the same way with us. Satan and his minions study us carefully. They observe our behavior, and will sit as long as it takes before attacking. If we are weak in our relationship with the Lord, sick in our mind and or body, distracted, lonely, bored, out of fellowship with other believers and living in willful sin, the enemy will come in like a flood. Why? Because we have given him legal entry into our lives. We appear as the sickly or wandering animal that the lion patiently watched before attacking.
•As the Scripture above states, we must be sober and vigilant. That means that we must be on alert and aware at all times. Preparation is the key; therefore, you cannot wait for the enemy to attack and then get ready to fight. Putting on the whole armor of God, staying before the Lord in prayer and having some sort of accountability will provide you with the protection you need. The enemy is strong, but the Lord is stronger.