Be well balanced (temperate, sober of mind), be vigilant and cautious at all times for that enemy of yours, the devil, roams like a lion roaring [in fierce hunger], seeking someone to seize upon and devour –1 Peter 5:8
God has a plan for your life, but the devil has a plan for you too. As a result, the Bible says we need to be well balanced (temperate, sober of mind), be vigilant and cautious at all times.
Temperate means “disciplined”, sober of mind means “serious.” vigilant means “determined” and cautious means “careful.” We are to live like this at all times. That’s serious.
But we need to get serious to fight off the enemy. Whenever God shows you an area in your life where the enemy is attacking you, that’s not the time to sit back and do nothing. It’s time to get serious and fight back against Satan.
God’s plan is for us to be more than conquerors in Christ. We don’t have to live enslaved to the enemy’s plan. You can decide right now to do what you need to do. Get serious with God, follow the promptings of the Holy Spirit, and stay on guard against the enemy. Choose today to follow God’s plan for your life, not Satan’s, and you will defeat the enemy at every turn.
From the book “Promises for our everyday lives”