Did he or didn't he? Recently, I had someone tell me that we give too much credit to the enemy. While I agree to that statement that often times the troubles we find ourselves in are simply our choosing, I also cannot discount that the enemy is lurking around, looking for ways to trip us up and destroy us.
Honestly, he doesn't need any help from us. The battle isn't even with us, the enemy is fighting God. You see, by hurting us, satan hurts God. His main goal is to keep us from living victorious Christian lives.
If you don't think satan is working against us, just read the book of Job. Satan stripped everything away from Job, God allowed it, but said, "you can't take his life".
God had a purpose with Job's life, and He has a purpose for yours. As a believer, we are subject to persecution and attack simply because of Whose we are...
"They will make war against the Lamb, but the Lamb will overcome them because He is Lord of lords and King of kings-and with Him will be His called, chosen and faithful followers." -Revelation 17:14
The enemy is real, my friend, he wants to take everything from you but stand firm in your faith because your life belongs to God!