How Satan attacks leaders (pt. 2)...

Satan also attacks leaders through:

Dissension/Division

  • Gossip
  • Not honoring spiritual authroity in our lives
  • Not handling conflict God's way and going to the person we have an issue with! 

 1 Corinthians 1:10 (NLT) — 10 I appeal to you, dear brothers and sisters, by the authority of our Lord Jesus Christ, to live in harmony with each other. Let there be no divisions in the church. Rather, be of one mind, united in thought and purpose.

Disappointment

  • People who let us down.
  • People who don't make it the entire journey.
  • People who abandon us.

Defeat

  • "I'm a failure."
  • "I'm finished."
  • "I'll never be any better."
  • "I can't do this."
  • "God's done with me."

When we're attacked by Satan in one of these seven ways, we need to keep in mind God's word through the apostle Paul:

Romans 8:31, 35–39 (NIV) — 31 What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us? 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? 36 As it is written: “For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.” 37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.