The Devil Is The Second Most Powerful Force In Our Lives The devil should be easy to spot, but isn't. That's why he's so powerful. The devil doesn’t make us bad, he simply makes us busy, dreadfully busy. And I don’t mean a good busy, I mean bad busy, trivial busy, things that don’t matter in the big picture busy. Next Blog By jeff noel Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites. View all of jeff noel's posts.