Casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God,
bringing every thought captive to the obedience of Christ.
II Corinthians 10:5
Someone who was supposed to love me spent a lot of time in my face listing all the things about me that he thought were true – things like – you don’t deserve to breathe air and you are just wasting space on this planet and you are worthless and a real piece of work and a horrible wife and mother and so on. This was a regular occurrence. Things that before I came to know myself better through scriptures, I believed in part.
One day when he was yelling and in my face with these accusations, the Holy Spirit rose up big in me and I heard myself say, “No, those things aren’t true of me and you can’t say them to me anymore”. He looked at me rather shocked and then like a balloon with a slow leak, he just deflated right in front of my eyes. He never again spoke to me like that.
The devil is called the accuser of the brethren (Revelation 12:10). He loves to remind us of all we have done wrong and he will use other people to help in that endeavor.
The purpose of the accusations is to make us think we can not approach God any more. Every time we are accused of our wrong doing, whether we are accusing ourselves or someone is doing it for us, it causes us to doubt that God’s acceptance and love and blessings (including healing) are for us. These accusations keep us under condemnation and guilt. The more guilt and condemnation we feel, the bigger the wall we put up between ourselves and God. But notice that it is we who are putting up the wall, God isn’t. He has chosen to forgive us and purposed to remove our sins far from us and not hold them against us. He’s not accusing us.
We need to see ourselves the way God sees us. We need to stand up against the thoughts that are contrary to who He says we are. We are His beloved, the apple of His eye, the crown jewel of creation, His children. If we don’t see ourselves that way, we can miss out on the good that God has planned and purposed for our lives from before the foundations of the world. Let’s don’t miss out just because someone is accusing us of something God has forgotten.
Thank You for Your word which tells me of Your great love and the forgiveness that has been extended to me. Thank You for helping me to see myself more and more the way You see me and helping me to say no, that’s not true, when accusations come my way. For the ways that I fail to see myself the way You do, would You continue to show me through Your word and help me to walk in the truth of what I read. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
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