That little devil on your shoulder is recognizable by either asking you questions that he wants you to answer in his favor, or by diminishing the consequences of things that you shouldn’t do. Some examples are:
“This isn’t so bad – is it? No one will ever know – will they? No one is looking – are they?
One time won’t hurt anyone. Everybody does it.. I deserve this. Only one more time –
Only one more time – Only one more time – This is the last time.” That little devil.
The first thing that little devil will do, is put you against yourself and in a self-destruct
mode, so he doesn’t have to do anything else but jump on to another shoulder.
Those diminishing consequences have now increased and now you can’t stop.
How do you stop? What you must do, is not answer his questions in his favor. You have to know the answers to his questions before he asks them. What are the answers?
Is this so bad? Yes it is. Will anyone know? Yes they will. Is anyone looking? Yes they are. Will one time hurt anyone? Yes it will. Everybody does it? No they don’t.
I deserve this? You deserve better. Only one more time? You said that the last time.
Apparently, that wasn’t the last time. That little devil. You’re almost out of time.
Now what is the answer?
Submit yourself to God; Resist the devil and he will flee from you.
Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. James 4:7-8
You deserve better. Peace ♥