It is amazing how easy it for the devil to trip is up if we are not careful. He will set all kinds of traps in front us to cause us to stumble, not only in a sin like manner, but also in pursuing the will of God. While we are going to pursue the will of God he will set traps to try and stop us and at that point we have to ask the Spirit if it is God telling us we are going the wrong way, or the devil trying to stop us from fulfilling the will of the Father.
“Again, the devil took Him up on an exceedingly high mountain, and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. And he said to Him, “All these things I will give You if You will fall down and worship me.” Then Jesus said to him, “Away with you, Satan! For it is written, ‘You shall worship the LORD your God, and Him only you shall serve.’ ”” (Matthew 4:8-10 NKJV)
Jesus encountered the same temptation as he was tempted by the devil to depart from the will of the Father and cling to His own desires. Just like Jesus we have to be able to descend wether it is God trying to halt us and put us back on track, or the devil trying to trip us up and send us over into left field. Is the devil trying to stop you today from fulfilling the will of God?