Giving Satan a foothold means accepting a lie or doing something that you intuitively know is wrong. When that happens, you’re giving Satan a clear shot at bringing about your own demise. When a man willingly surrenders strategic ground to his sworn Adversary, Satan greedily advances and eventually neutralizes a man’s ability to serve in Gods’s kingdom. The Enemy wants to keep his foothold in our lives because he knows that if he loses it, he will lose his influence, and the tide of war will turn against him. He will be forced to evacuate his space.
As men who wish to pursue the mission and lifestyle of Jesus Christ, we must not allow Satan to gain any footholds that cut off God’s power and plan for our lives. Stephen Ambrose, the famous World War II historian, echoed Lincoln when he spoke of how individuals sacrificed themselves with their “last full measure of devotion.”
That’s exactly what it takes to win back a foothold in our lives for God.