Satan wants your attention. His goal is to shift your focus from God thereby destroying the relationship you have with Him through Jesus Christ. He does this by either attacking you or something and/or someone you love. Often a strong believer spends more time praying for himself or herself and ignores the people and things he/she cares about. But remember that when the enemy cannot attack you, he attacks someone or something close to you. His goal? Your attention.
Jesus prayed for Peter in Luke 22. In Verse 31 and 32 He said “Simon, Simon, Satan has asked to sift all of you as wheat. But I have prayed for you, Simon, that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned back, strengthen your brothers.”
Satan knew that he could not match Jesus Christ in power and glory so he went after the Rock upon which Jesus’ church would be built. Imagine that if Jesus had kept to himself and not prayed for those around Him, Satan could have had his way in Peter’s life and ministry, as well as the other disciples.
Therefore this week as you carry on with your busy schedule(s) and pray for yourself, remember those around you. Pray for them because you may not know what they are going through. Pray for your supervisor, employer, employee, stakeholders, friends, family, church, leaders, etc. Satan would always seek ways to get your attention so Watch and Pray. God bless you.