Being in the ministry I am in, I hear many different stories people tell me and see devastating situations people are living in. They have no idea how they found themselves in the situations and they think have no way out of it either. A lot of the people I counsel are people who have confessed they are believers, grew up in a christian home and lived closed to the Lord most of their lives......but then something happened.
Satan is ALWAYS looking for ways to destroy your life, your marriage and your family. That is why I have spoken before about putting on the full armor of God at all times. The second you put down your armor and allow a crack in your life to be open for him to slip in, he will take full advantage of that opening. If he can try to tempt Jesus, the Savior of the world and the son of God, he will most definetly try and tempt us. He knows our weaknesses and he pounces on them!
I am not sure what you have dealt with in your past - addiction, adultery, abuse, neglect, drugs, etc. But with me, I have dealt with it all. I have a very addictive personality so anything that would satisfy my earthly craving for instant gratification to fill that God-shaped void in my life, I would take it! Satan knows what my weaknesses were and he presented them all to me at various times in my life; not everything happened at once.
When I got saved October 2, 2014 my eyes were spiritually opened and I was no longer blinded by the enemies schemes. My eyes were open to the worldy things that I used to have joy in doing that were not spiritually right. My eyes were open to the lies that I had believed would take away my sadness, emptiness, depression that I had lived with for so long. I saw that the fleshly desires I had craved never satisfied my longing for Christ that was in me. Everything I was doing was leading me down a darker, deeper, emptier pit than what I was in to begin with. SIN BRINGS IN MORE SIN!
The enemy presents us with a new, bigger, better "thing" than what we already have. He lies to us and tells us that we must have it to make us happy. "This will fulfill me, this will make me happy!" Then it wears out, gets old, and reveals to us how temporary earthly "things" are.
When you surrender your life, your addictions, your past, your future, your everything to God, your eyes will be opened to spiritual truths that you will SEE that you had never seen before. Turn away from your sinful lusts of the world and turn your eyes to Jesus - but it is an act of surrender and no one but ourselves can make us do it. It is our choice; Satan has no power over us besides what we allow him to have. Do not give Satan another moment of your life!