Satan has a mission. It’s to make you feel as bad as he can, and to make sure you never see yourself as anything worthwhile. He wants you to believe a sinner can never be good enough. You’ve not smart enough, pretty enough, interesting enough, or pure enough. Whatever is enough, you aren’t it.
If he can get you to think impurely, he’s good with that. Because if you’re thoughts are impure, you probably are, and certainly too impure to work for God. And you must be bad, because if you weren’t, why would that thought come to mind? If you think like that, you won’t be thinking about God using you.
Matter of fact, if he can just get you to think enough shame, you’ll be too ashamed to act. If you can think you’re not good enough, then you’re never try to be better.
Mission: Think Bad is always in place. Mission: Think Bad Enough is Plan B. They are ongoing. As Joyce Meyer would say, it’s a battlefield of the mind. And if Satan can get you to feel like you’re losing there, he can get you to think you’re losing everywhere. In essence, if he can get you to think unworthily, you won’t try to do anything worthwhile.