"You know your’re in the midst of spiritual warfare by whether you are being destroyed or built up. Satan always wants to bring out the most destructive part of our lives, while God wants to bring out our most constructive parts. Satan tears down and God builds up. Satan wants to box you in and convince you that feeling remorseful (”I’m sorry I got caught”) is better than being repentant (I’m sorry I sinned”). When you’ve sinned and you know it and you’re not willing to admit it, giving up is really your only option since you can’t live a duplicitous life as a disciple.”
-C. Mark Corts, The Trust About Spiritual Warfare: Your Place In The Battle Between God and Satan. p. 54.