This while ago a girlfriend of my was encouraged after a night out at a club. "Still got my game!" is what she exclaimed. She has previously condemned herself for being a flirt but now says, "I'm really good at it." This reminded me of my brother when he was young and started stealing candy from the corner store. He knew it was wrong but he also knew he was really good at it and not getting caught, "God has given me this ability" is what he said. I also remember from my own life feeling like my role was to entertain people. I did that by pushing the limits of humour.
    We don't expect to be encouraged by satan and humbled by God, but think of the Pharasies and other historical religious leaders. They were clearly doing wrong, encouraged by satan and Jesus directly confronts them. Am I getting caught up in living my life in the way that I think is right? Proverbs 16:2 says, "All a man's ways seem innocent to him, but motives are weighed by the LORD." Now I understand and can make David's prayer in Psalms 139: 23-24 mine. "Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting."