Whatever a man does, it is first preceded by his own thought and the origin of the thought is directly related to the master in control of the thought process at that particular given time. Therefore, in every decision a man takes, God being a just God will test you to prove your loyalty and your faithfulness to whom you have chosen to serve. If a man choose to take side with the Devil, [sin] same way he must be tested to prove his faithfulness to the Devil. Why? James says, "Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man." [James 1:13]
It is on the basis of the foregoing that I am led to believe that the Christian life can be a struggle, and it is a constant warfare as we see how the flesh battles with the spirit everyday. Unless we begin to see it as such, and learn, then practice the techniques of overcoming the mastermind behind the thought processes that leads to sin and eventual death, then we are going to live a life of defeat. Far too often the child of God can allow Satan to bluff, bluster, and coerce him into submission and defeat when God Jesus already arose on our behalf to kill and destroy the power of the enemy of our souls!