We discussed yesterday how we have an enemy that is fixated on destroying believers before his eventual demise. Today, I want to provide another perspective on this: the devil may have his eye on you because God has chosen you to accomplish great things. My grandfather, Robert H. Schuller, is well-known to most of you. He was a magnificent man of God, and while he didn’t typically speak about Satan, he talked about spiritual battle, the Holy Spirit, and angels all the time behind the scenes. I recall one particular conversation I had with him about this issue. It was in college, and I was completely devoted to God. He was becoming older and required assistance from time to time, so I walked after him carrying his baggage. We were driving somewhere with my Dad and a few other people when my grandfather abruptly came to a halt, turned away from the person he was speaking with, turned in my direction, walked up to me, put his hand on my shoulder, and said, “Bobby, Oral Roberts once called me a prophet. I want you to know that Satan is not omnipresent. God is omnipresent. He’s everywhere at the same time, but Satan can only be here or there. He’s not everywhere. And Satan chooses certain people and he has his eye on you. But you can take that as a compliment. God will have his way in your life and it will be grand.” That’s so incredible!
Friend, my grandfather’s remarks hold a lot of truth. When the devil sets his eyes on you, it’s because the Lord has called you to do something extraordinary for His Kingdom! Remember that your enemy is shrewd and crafty; he knows your flaws and the areas where you are most vulnerable to strike. The good news is that, although Satan goes after you, God is omnipresent and will arrive first! When Satan is out to destroy your life, Jesus is already on the scene and ready to battle for you; all you have to do is be still and call out His name! Despite the fact that his strikes appear to be relentless, the Lord has declared victory over darkness through His Son! Isn’t that an amazing promise?