Have you ever heard a condemnatory voice in the background of your thought, or maybe to your face, that constantly criticizes everything you do?
For instance, an on-going rant to the effect of…
I’m doing my job poorly. I look terrible. I walk funny. I weigh too much. I said the wrong thing. I’m not good enough. I make too many mistakes. I’m not worthy…
…and the list goes on and on.
If you’ve ever heard this voice, it’s not yours, BTW! It’s the Accuser, the carnal mind at work doing what the carnal mind does—anything and everything it can to discourage God’s people from rising up in the strength of Spirit and demonstrating the power and presence of Good over evil.
Don’t let it take over your thinking! See it for the evil it is and shut it down.
You are a beloved, precious, intelligent, beautiful, wise, able and capable child of God who is competent and worthy of all that is good and right.
Sure, as humans, we all have much to improve, sin to conquer, and truth to demonstrate. But that is no excuse to allow mortal mind to beat us up all the time while we learn our spiritual lessons and move ahead step by step.
Cast the Accuser out. Don’t be gentle or acquiescent. Get tough and stand up for your spiritual rights.
You have a right to live free of constant berating, criticizing and belittlement.
God loves you, values you, and upholds you. Honor this love and accept it for yourself.
The Accuser has no sway over you, no control over your thinking, or ability to make you feel bad about yourself. It cannot control your thinking. So, don’t be convinced that it does.
Exercise your God-given right to feel good about the accomplishments you have made, and the good you are in the middle of demonstrating. When you’re working for God you’re working on the side of right, and the Accuser has no place, right or space to occupy in your consciousness. With Christ’s help, you can declare NO to the condemnations and shut them down. Truth washes up the Accuser and sends it packing. Side with the truth and live free.
“And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.” Revelation 12:9,10