About a year ago I spent the night at my cousins house, it was about 2 am and I heard noise coming from outside. I was in my cousin's room and right outside are her gates. It sounded as if someone was opening her gate so I got frightened. I was about to get up to tell her then all of a sudden I couldn't move, I was really scared. It stopped but plenty of times after that incident happened to me it occurred more often but differently. It always happens when I'm about to go to sleep, I'm always half awake, half asleep. Its getting out of control now. It happened to me 3 times last night.
For example, last night I woke up during the night around 3:30 as usual. I continued to fall back to sleep, as soon as I shut my eyes, got very comfortable, and was half ways asleep I started to hear a mute sound then right after a buzz sound. I tried to move but I couldn't. I was able to feel myself trying to fight it. I did the routine of praying to God and my uncle who passed away. It stopped seconds after and I felt relieved. I thought since it happened once it wouldn't happen again, but I was wrong, the same thing happened.
I always wonder what would happen if I don't fight it. I think it happens to me at that time because that's when I am most vulnerable; I'm so sleepy I don't want to wake up. I'm thinking they do it at that time because they think I'm going to give in and not fight back. I always wonder if I let myself, what would happen. But I'm too scared to find out; if anyone of you has dealt with what I have experienced can you help me on what I should do?
(Jas 4:7) So be subject to God. Resist the devil [stand firm against him], and he will flee from you.
(Jas 4:8) Come close to God and He will come close to you. [Recognize that you are] sinners, get your soiled hands clean; [realize that you have been disloyal] wavering individuals with divided interests, and purify your hearts [of your spiritual adultery].
(Jas 4:9) [As you draw near to God] be deeply penitent and grieve, even weep [over your disloyalty]. Let your laughter be turned to grief and your mirth to dejection and heartfelt shame [for your sins].