Submitting our Will Just a few thoughts: The primary means by which we are kept and preserved by God is through obedience to His Word. In the submission of our will to God, our soul finds protection from evil. Abiding in the Word of God brings spiritual stength. Isn't this the reason many of us are defeated by satan, we don't abide in the Word? By abide, I mean read it often, drink it in, and keep in it. Hunger for it every day by reading it more often.