God has placed you in your flesh body to enable you to choose between Him and Satan. It is not a choice that you must make; it is a choice that you will make. The decisions you make on a daily basis show your preference.
Living the life of a Monk is not a prerequisite for choosing God but misleading someone through deception, is choosing Satan.
When it comes to getting your attention, Satan has the pull of a magnet. This may explain why you have such a huge cheering section in heaven. Luke 15:10 KJV shows how much God’s angels are pulling for you:
Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth.
They cheer because repentance shows your love for God…something necessary for you to choose Him.
Satan is in the running and the pace quickens as he battles God for your attention. You know, he actually feels entitled to receive it. Before falling, Satan was the archangel Lucifer and Isaiah 14:12-14 KJV shows you his unfounded confidence; from the Mount of Congregation, he will claim to be God.
 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!
 For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:
 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.
Boasting of being like God, (the Most High), contributed to his fall. The only reason that God keeps him around is to test you.
Satan certainly is one of your choices as Ezekiel 28:6-8 KJV tells you about his beauty and wisdom. You learn that, in his heart, Satan feels that he is taking God’s place.
 Therefore thus saith the Lord God; Because thou hast set thine heart as the heart of God
 Behold, therefore I will bring strangers upon thee, the terrible of the nations: and they shall draw their swords against the beauty of thy wisdom, and they shall defile thy brightness.
 They shall bring thee down to the pit, and thou shalt die the deaths of them that are slain in the midst of the seas.
An admirable foe that God tells will be brought down to the pit…but Satan