There are some silly cartoons that have an element of truth in them. The one I think of now is of a man running as fast as he can like someone is chasing him. Then he looks back and runs right into a tree. He was looking back to see his enemy.
What does the Word say?
Leviticus 26:17b says that you shall flee when no one pursues you. You flee when there's no enemy chasing you. Why run? You don't need to run if no one is chasing you. You run because of fear and you really don't know that there's no one chasing you.
We know that the devil chases us ... but only so far ... once we know that he's chasing us.
1 John 5:18 tells us that "Whoever is born of God keeps himself and the enemy touches him not." If the enemy touches you not, if must mean that you know he's there. You don't pay much attention to him chasing you ... because he touches you not.
Reverend Robert W. & Mary C. Butler