If the Devil can just scare you out before you begin, then you’ll never even get started, and you’ll never accomplish what God wants you to do. So the Devil pulls out all of his big guns and everything in his bag of dirty tricks to try to keep you from starting to serve God, because if he can just keep you from starting, he figures you’ll never serve God.
It’s your witness the Devil fears! He knows he’s going to lose others from his clutches because of you and your influence and testimony. Every one that is won is a threat to hundreds of others of his, so he’s out to stop each one the best he can.
In the testing time before the beginning of His ministry, even Jesus was carried out into the desert and tempted by the Devil himself!–Imagine! The Devil was allowed to really test and attack Him! But Jesus never yielded under the attack, but resisted the Enemy with the Word of God. When the Enemy saw Jesus wasn’t going to give up, then he quit
So for God’s sake and the sake of others, and for your own sake, don’t let the Devil frighten you or bluff you out of what the Lord wants you to do before you even get started! The Lord says, “resist the Enemy and he will flee from you!” (James 4:7)