DEAR REV. GRAHAM: How do you know if God is telling you to do something, or if it's the devil? I need to make an important decision, and I think I know what God wants me to do, but I also worry that the devil might be trying to mislead me. —H.T.
Dear H.T.: I have no doubt that Satan will do everything he can to lead us astray. He is a master of deception, and sometimes he'll even try to persuade us that his voice is actually the voice of God — but it isn't. The Apostle Paul wrote that sometimes Satan "transforms himself into an angel of light" in order to deceive us (2 Corinthians 11:14 NKJV).
But the Bible also tells us that the closer we are to Christ, the less hold the devil has on us — and the less we should be concerned about being led astray. The Bible says, "Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you" (James 4:7).