For every gift God gives, Satan tries to erect a demonic stronghold right next to it to block it!
One client told me that she was the smartest most strategic business leader around, but that she never got a break. She knew she had a gift of leadership but could not see the spirit of rebellion that had erected a stronghold right next to it.
Her cycle of sin started with pride leading to control, impatience to anger, and then frustration that led to rebellious sin to soothe her loss. She would call me at the end of every cycle repenting from how she blew it.