1 Peter 5:1 The elders who are among you I exhort, I who am a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that will be revealed: 2 Shepherd the flock of God which is among you, serving as overseers, not by compulsion but willingly, not for dishonest gain but eagerly; 3 nor as being lords over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock; 4 and when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that does not fade away. 5 Likewise you younger people, submit yourselves to your elders. Yes, all of you be submissive to one another, and be clothed with humility, for “God resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble.”6 Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, 7 casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you. 8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.
(The devil devours by causing dissensions amongst brethren, otherwise cordial relationship suddenly turns sour and punches are thrown here and there while the enemy gains ground and set destruction in motion. We are busy pointing accusing fingers while souls are perishing right before our very eyes.
The enemy will come after you – that is his job, every which way once you have a great destiny to fulfil , which we all do. He will set up shop in your heart, relationship, career, business, work, ministry, in short in your world to make sure you are so distracted that you’ll forget that wonderful dream. Its a ploy you must realize by now. For the devil comes but to steal, kill, and destroy, but Christ Jesus came that you may have life and have it abundantly. Stand strong then in the capability of the Lord by His Holy Spirit that lives in you. Hold unto the Lord, draw your strength from heaven and push back the wicked one)
9 Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world. 10 But may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you. 11 To Him be the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen.
Ephesians 6: 14 Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; 18 praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints.