“Although the difficulties, temptations, and different events that occur in the course of carrying out our plan may cause us some uncertainly as to whether we have chosen well, once our resolution has been made, we must never doubt the holiness of its execution.”
St. Francis de Sales
Another tactic the evil one uses to render us ineffective is to create trials and difficulties for us as we seek to conform to God’s will. His hope is that we will give up, convinced we have made a mistake. Am I willing to persevere and not fall victim to this ploy of the evil one – no matter the cost?