Satan held a huge convention with all of his angels. He told the angels that they couldn’t keep Christians from going to church, reading their bibles and knowing the truth. But they could keep them from forming an intimate relationship with Christ. Satan advised the angels that if people began to connect with Christ then his power over them would break. So the devil advised his angles to distract people. When they asked him how to do this, Satan directed them to tempt people to spend and spend, then borrow and borrow. To persuade wives and husbands to work long hours and two or three jobs to afford their way of living, while keeping them from spending time with their children. To overstimulate their minds with the radio, tv, cellphones, tablets, social media, etc. To get the stores to play non-biblical music. To get prayer out of the schools. To overwhelm their minds with news. To flood their mailboxes with bills and junk mail. To have them return from vacations or breaks exhausted and unprepared for the week. To prevent them from enjoying nature by sending them to sporting events, concerts, movies, amusement parks, etc. And when they do go to church, entangle them in gossip and small lies so they leave feeling troubled and unsettled. Satan wrapped the convention up by telling his angels to do all they can to crowd the lives of people with so many good causes that they have no time to seek Christ, but to work in their own strength, sacrifice their health and family for the good of the cause. After the convention was over, the angels of Satan hurried to spread out and begin their assignments of distracting people everywhere.. Has Satan been successful at his plan to distract people? To distract you?
Original Author Unknown
Paraphrased by Author Stacy L. Montgomery