The default position of our fallen nature is that we are generally spiritually asleep, unprepared, lacking vigilance, and that is one of the conditions of our sinfulness.
We need to exercise our desire to stay awake. The Evil one is real and he desires our destructioin. Knowing this is part of being spiritaully vigilant.
Stay awake. Be prepared. This is one of the primary ways we will grow in our spiritual life.