“Then Balak said to Balaam, Come, let me take you to another place. Perhaps it will please God to let you curse them for me from there.” Numbers 23:27
Balaam had went before God two times to hear what He wanted him to say about the Israelites. Balak wanted Balaam to curse them, but both times he prophesied good instead of cursing. Balak then takes Balaam to another location. He figured that maybe if he went about a different way, Balaam would be able to curse the Israelites.
The world, under the influence of Satan, will try to come at you and get you to slip up in your walk with God. They will start one way and see if it works. If it does not work, they will try a different tactic. They will bring you to a new location to see if it will work there.
These new locations may not be physical ones as in the case of Balaam, but there are new areas in life to attack. One time it may be in the area of what you are watching; another may be in the area of what you are listening; or in the area of your workplace or family. Each time it may be different.
You have to be alert and on the watch for the enemies tactics. The enemy will try different things all the time, and will continue to try until the day you die. Each time you have to remember that Jesus said that Satan is out to kill and destroy you. Even though that is true, God is with you and is greater than Satan or this world will ever be.
Each day you must start it out with the mindset that you belong to God and refuse to do anything that the world wants you to do. Set out to only do as the Lord your God commands you to do. Do not allow the world to direct you any differently.
If God is not pleased with cursing Him or someone else here, He will not be pleased with it happening anywhere else.
Are you sold out to God?
Or can you be bought out by the world through their tactics?
I pray today that God will open your eyes to the tactics of the enemy; that you will not be deceived by the enemy; that you will live only to do what God wants; and that you will be His light in this world.