Hey, friends. Can we have a little chat? I'm not too happy about something.
This "something" is bugging me in a BIG way. In fact, I am downright MAD about this thing.
As I was reading in my Bible this morning, in Zechariah to be exact, I came across something.
I had to pause, and read it again. And again. And again.
In the passage of scripture, God calls Satan "The Accuser". Here, see for yourself:
Then the angel showed me Jeshua the high priest standing before the angel of the LORD. The Accuser, Satan, was there at the angel's right hand, making accusations against Jeshua. Zechariah 3:1
This got me thinking of a few accusations the Accuser himself has thrown my way. Let's talk this out for a minute. Have you ever heard a little whisper inside of your head accusing you of things?
See if these words sound familiar to you...
You're a horrible mom.
You're kids deserve better than you.
You're not smart enough.
You're not pretty enough.
You're nothing special.
She is so much better than you.
You're too old.
You're too young.
You're fat and you always will be.
Nobody likes you, anyway.
Just keep your mouth shut, nobody really cares what you have to say.
You're not cut out for this.
You're a failure at everything.
Your marriage is over.
You may as well give up.
Nobody wants you.
I could go on for days with the accusations. Even years.
I am sick to death of these LIES. Why is it so much easier to believe a lie than the TRUTH?
Here's what God says...
You are beautiful.
You are God's masterpiece and perfect design.
You were created for a purpose.
God chose YOU to be your kids momma, and YOU are the best mom for them.
You are smart because you have the mind of Christ.
God has a future and a hope and a plan just for you.
You are the apple of God's eye.
You can be used at any age! [think about Sarah and Abraham]
You are wanted.
You are desired.
You're marriage is Holy in God's eyes.
You are oh-so LOVED.
All of these truths are backed by scripture--every last one of them. Look them up for yourselves.
Listen to what God tells the accuser in the next sentence of that scripture:
And the LORD said to Satan, "I, the LORD, reject your accusations, Satan. Yes, the LORD, who has chosen Jerusalem, rebukes you. Zechariah 3:2
Did you hear that? Read that one more time.
God, the Creator of the Universe, REJECTS AND REBUKES, the Accuser.
God calls Satan out for who he really is....a LIAR. An ACCUSER.
Satan knows God's truth will set us free. Satan knows that if we believe God, we will further God's Kingdom in a huge and mighty way. Satan knows that if we break the chains of the accusations, he will have no jurisdiction in our lives anymore. Satan knows that once we believe God's truth we will fulfill our God-appointed and God-given destinies. So, the accuser continues to accuse.
Are we believing the accusations? Are we paralyzed from these lies? Are we so chained to these accusations that we are giving up our God-given freedom and purpose on this earth?
I am sick to death of this.
The Accuser is a LIAR.
Say that with me out loud--THE ACCUSER IS A LIAR.
Will you refuse, REFUSE, to believe the lies of the accuser??
Whatever lie he has been whispering, YELL TRUTH back to him!
He has been exposed for who he really is. An accuser. A liar.
God called him out.
Will you call him out too?
Break the chains of the accusations today, and believe what God says about you.
Who created you?
Who designed you and knitted you in your mother's womb? [psalm 139:13]
And, while you are at it, tell the Accuser to go back to HELL where he came from. The Accuser has NO authority over you anymore.
breaking some chains today,
For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.