Updated: May 20
God will never make you feel guilty or cast accusations. What He does is suggest, recommends, and encourages.
The Accuser of the brethren.
One day while at work feeling tired and overwhelmed, the thought of visiting my mom at the hospital came to mind. As I looked at my watch, I realized the day was going and going fast.
I started to think about all the tasks that needed to be completed before I got home and settled in for bed. My mornings were early, and my days were late. I was taking full-time courses, night class, and working full-time. In addition to that I had other goals I set for myself like finishing my book before the end of the year, accomplishing my exercise goals, health goals, and I was struggling. So the last thing I expected was to add another responsibility to the table.
I felt guilty because she is my mom, and a good one at that. This is when the accusation came.
“She was there for you when you had surgery. Matter of fact, she was there every day and every night; and the only time she left was to go home, take a shower, and change. Remember how she slept on that uncomfortable chair that caused her to be in pain? But in her hospital room they have a chair that turns into a bed, her own personal shower, cable, etc.” They kept coming and I kept trying to find reasons to justify why it was difficult for me.
I started to feel selfish and felt I let her down, until God spoke. He reminded me that the accusation was not from Him but from the adversary. Revelation 12:10 tells us how day and night, meaning all day, the adversary goes to God constantly accusing us before Him.
An accuser is someone who claims that someone has committed an offence or done something wrong. This is the nature of satan not God. Satan is great deceiver and so far, I have discovered over 35 Scriptures that demonstrate the ways he deceives us. He is subtle and good at what he does.
But God. How awesome is He!
As always, He comes to our rescue because God is loving and watches our backs. He replaces deceit with truth. He assured me He understood the deeper meaning behind my hesitation of being in a hospital. He knew it was a place that I knew all to well for all the wrong reasons. It was a place that reminded me of my past mistakes. He told me not to worry and that He will completely remove my past from me.
He sees me as a new woman, the woman He designed me to be, and He was going to help me see myself the same way.
Before this I did not know I had not let go. These and numerous other reasons are why I cherish, value, and appreciate my relationship with our Father. Going forward, when accusations enter my thoughts, I now know to reject them and only accept the freedom that only come from God – Psalm 119:45.
When we speak anything or even think anything contrary to what God has said, we give the enemy grounds to works on.
This is why the author of the book of 2 Corinthians 10:5 urges us to cast down imaginations. It means do not play with this thing, do not debate nor battle but immediately get rid of imagination and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, against the facts and understanding of God. And restrain and subject your thoughts to the obedience of Christ.
Do not be careless with your words, because it will affect the outcome of your life. And do not wait for the results, use God’s Word to command the results.
God has already forgiven me for my past mistakes but the enemy wants to keep reminding me of them. But if we allow God to set us free from our past, then we can finally have a future.
This is the subtleness of the enemy to take something trivial to keep us bound. However, God wants us to live a life with no limitation. A life not defined by the past, beside the future is what you make it.
Read more about our great deceiver here:
Satan is as deceiver and a great one. Satan’s character is deceitful, devious, and cunning. He operates in a variety of guises, because he seeks to influence people for his own agenda.
His ultimate goal to to cause you harm (see John 10:10).
Satan’s deceitful character
Satan’s deceitful work