Resisting the Devil is not as easy as it sounds.
In order to resist the Devil, you must first humble yourself under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you at the proper time (1Peter 5:6). This is the difference between you trying to take down those strongholds in your own strength and surrendering to God so he can empower you to do it. When God exalts you, you rise above any problem, addiction,attachment, or anything else holding you captive.
Why do you need to humble yourself before God?
Because Peter says, you have an enemy who is like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour (1Peter 5:8). The devil wants to eat up your mind, chew up your circumstances, devour your joy, shred your dignity, and digest your marriage and your family.That sounds bad, (1 Peter v 9), Peter goes on to say, you don’t need to flee in fear before this lion. Instead, resist him, firm in your faith. There is only one way to resist Satan successfully. We’ve heard it before, But it is important to say it again. The only way you will be able to resist Satan is by knowing and using the word of God. It’s your answer to Satan’s lie’s when he says,