Satan is patient, because his job is to misguide you and his job is to lead many humans with him to hell, and he has enough time!
So he planed and will plan and he will go step by step to put on the wrong path and to realise his goals.
And for that, he will attack in three aspects of life and if you make research in Quran about “ Satan steps”, you will find 4 verses in Quran.
1- Food and living
Satan will try to make human eat Haram, and for that, his steps will be to convince them to steal , that Riba (bank interest) is halal ……
That s why Allah recommend us:
2:168)O mankind, eat from whatever is on earth [that is] lawful and good and do not follow the footsteps of Satan. Indeed, he is to you a clear enemy.
6:142)And of the grazing livestock are carriers [of burdens] and those [too] small. Eat of what Allah has provided for you and do not follow the footsteps of Satan. Indeed, he is to you a clear enemy.
2-Passions and Desires
Satan will also to go slowly and step by step, for example for young people saying what if you chat with that woman for the noble reason of marriage, then what if you ask her to see her hair you re as a fiancé because you intend to marry her, then what if you tell her you love here and what if ,what if………..to push them in prohibited!
Or what if you smoke this cigarette, Islam forbids Alcohol ….
Many things, witch starts small but led human surely to Haram.
Allah Subhanahu warn us:
24:21) O you who have believed, do not follow the footsteps of Satan. And whoever follows the footsteps of Satan – indeed, he enjoins immorality and wrongdoing. And if not for the favor of Allah upon you and His mercy, not one of you would have been pure, ever, but Allah purifies whom He wills, and Allah is Hearing and Knowing.
3- Fitnah- Oppression
Here Satan is very good leader, especially nowadays!
Many wars, terrorists, a great fitnah in the world.
Pushing human to kill each others, and to hate each others!
Even the families are separated because they can’t forgive to each other forgetting that the only enemy is Satan.
2:208)O you who have believed, enter into Islam completely [and perfectly] and do not follow the footsteps of Satan. Indeed, he is to you a clear enemy.