The Blessed Virgin Mary:
My dear child, I want to instruct you on how to overcome the temptations of the Evil One. He is always around every soul, trying to destroy what God is building, he tries to discourage the soul, to undermine its faith, he tries to build up pride in the soul with personal and impersonal suggestions. He uses people who are tangled up in a particular vice or sin to try to contaminate a pure soul, his tricks are unending because he is determined to win the battle between good and evil.
The only way to fight him is in silence, through great faith in the Lord, through the practice of the virtues that oppose his temptations, through great trust in the Lord, through great love for God and for your neighbour.
By doing this you ignore him and despise him and so win many daily battles for the Lord.
The devil is very astute and may try to deceive you into thinking that you are doing very well spiritually, but you are not to listen to him. Have no communication with him, don’t argue with him, trust in the Lord and frustrate him by ignoring him as you do good.
Take my words into your heart and crush the head of the oppressor with the greatest weapon: humility.