Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world. 1 Peter 5:8-9
It is so hard to stay on track. Temptation is everywhere. You can be minding your own business when temptation comes calling. It is these temptations that gets us off track. These are the things that squash education and personal growth and advancement. This verse in my opinion is asking us to lean on Jesus during those times of temptation.