Satan works in me.
In every single moment that I am not intentional in loving my neighbor, in striving to become like Christ, or spending my time in the Word.
I don't know if I believe in things like active demons causing havoc in our lives. To be honest, I think I cause enough damage in my life without little demons running around and making it worse. I'm indifferent. I'm ignorant. I'm "too busy." I'm scared. It makes me uncomfortable. I want to be catered to. I don't want to have to put myself out there. I don't want to be rejected. I don't trust enough. I don't rely on enough. I don't strive enough. I don't feel like something is missing if I miss my devotions. I let lessons fly over my head. I get distracted.
So many of these things are things that we do on a regular basis. And it isn't just because it's today, or its our personality. It is Satan working within us, whispering everything that makes us do these things.
I'm indifferent and ignorant because I don't see what is really happening. I don't think about the fact that every single day there are thousands of people dying without knowing and believing the gospel. And they are going to be separated from God for all eternity. That is what Hell is, being eternally separated from God.
I'm not loving my neighbor because I don't even have time to meet them. I'm too scared to go out and introduce myself and burst into a random conversation about the Gospel and tell them about how I want them to be saved. Who wouldn't be scared of that right? Ok, that's whatever it happens. I can be scared, but the second that you let that fear hold you back. That's the devil working because he uses that fear that you have to hinder the growth of God's kingdom.
I get distracted by everything I feel the need to do on a day to day basis and forget to do the number one thing that will help me grow in Christ, help me interact with God, and just plain improve my day; spending time in the Word. And the more that I forget to do this simple task, the farther away Satan is dragging me away from Christ.
I don't need Demons in my life to ruin in. My own actions can make Satan happy any day.