Submit to God
The devil is always busy. He comes to steal, kill, and destroy, BUT God (John 10:10). God comes to give us a life of abundance. Unless you submit to God and are under His hand you give the devil free reign in your life. By submitting to God, and accepting Him as your Lord and Savior you remain under His covering. Submitting to God means giving Him full control over your life, obeying His commands, and following His instructions. It means putting on the “full armor of God” so that you can withstand all of the enemy’s tricks (Ephesians 6:10-18).
Resisting the devil is necessary, because once you truly resist him he HAS to flee. James 4:7 reads, “Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” Now resisting the devil does not just mean saying, “Satan you have got to go!” Resisting means to withstand or to strive against. It means to make conscious efforts of opposition. By submitting to God you already have the upperhand on the enemy. The devil can not stand in the presence of God. By praying against the enemy and verbally proclaiming the Word of God, the enemy has to flee. The enemy can not have victory against those prepared to fight! Stay in your word. Submit to God! Resist the devil! He will flee.