December 11, 2011

When Accusations of Unworthiness Attack

Next to temptation, perhaps the most frequent and insistent attack from the enemy to which we are vulnerable is accusation. By faith we have entered into an eternal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. As a result, we are dead to sin and alive to God, and we now sit with Christ in the heavenlies. In Christ, we are very much important, we are qualified, and we are justified.

The devil can not do absolutely anything to change our position in Christ and our worth to God. But what I have observed is that he can render us virtually inoperative if he can deceive us into listening to and believing his insidious lies, accusing us of being of little value to God or to other people.

The enemy often uses temptation and accusation as a brutal one-two punch. He comes along and says, "Why don't you try it? Everybody does it. Besides, you can get away with it. Who's going to know?". Then as soon as we fall for his tempting line, he changes his tune to accusation: "What kind of Christian are you to do such a thing? You are a pitiful excuse for a child of God. You'll never get away with it. You might as well give up because God has already given up on you."

Many Christians are perpetually discouraged and defeated because they believe his persistent lies about them, and those who give in to his accusations end up being robbed of the freedom that God intends His people to enjoy.

We don't have to listen to his accusations and live in despair and defeat. Remember, Satan is NOT our judge; he is merely our accuser. When the enemy's accusations of unworthiness attacks you, don't pay attention on them. Instead, respond: "I have put my trust in CHRIST, and I am a child of God in HIM. I have been rescued by God from the fire of judgment, and He has declared me RIGHTEOUS. The enemy can't determine a verdict or pronounce a sentence. All he can do is accuse me- and I don't buy it."

Another thing, when the enemy accuses you and reminds you of your past, resist him and remind him of his future. Wherever you are right now, take time to pray. Talk to God. We can't do this alone. We need HIS strength. God bless you.


mary mary quite contrary said...

you know this is a great post. very timely. even some Christians play advocate with the devil and think that they can get away with it just like that, if cornered, they begin to add more sin and dig themselves into a more deeper pit by lying to try and get away or they do more damage to what they already done. this is a great reminder to all of us not to fall into tempation when Satan starts whispering bad thoughts. Sometimes, we think that the action we did justifies everything, but we don't realize that what we just done only perpetuates what is contrast to what the Lord instructed us to do :)

Rochkirstin Santos said...

Well said. As Christians we must acknowledge that not everything can really be explained and be communicated. As well, not everything is meant for us to do. I'd like to share this from the scripture: Romans 12:17- Don’t pay people back with evil for the evil they do to you. Focus your thoughts on those things that are considered noble.

MaryJane Tauyan said...

WOW! those "Why don't you try it? Everybody does it. Besides, you can get away with it. Who's going to know?" Indeed very common things and everyone does it as far as i know. even those people who are very realigous would commit this kind of thing i am sure of that … at leasts once in their life they've donesomething not so religious. xx

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