I was surprised when I began reading the book of Judges that there were still battles to be fought in the land. But, Israel fails to drive out the enemies. The enemies of Israel are either among them as slaves or on the fringes as agitators.
I thought about my own life and areas I have had victories. I also know that I have sin that is at bay, but not fully driven out, not fully defeated. The fringe areas of our lives seem okay for a while, but will be the agitator to our relationship with Jesus Christ.
When you notice a fringe area of your life that the enemy is not driven out yet, you can embrace the following verses:
1 Corinthians 15:57-58 (NIV)
But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
58 Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.