Over the last few days I have been thinking over some things I have heard. When I heard them they hit me right away. One was “God will never accuse your spouse to you, that is not how He works”. When I heard that I thought wow, He doesn’t. Which now makes many of my arguments invalid!
This morning I was listening to Max Lucado and he was talking about the accuser of the brethren. He was more talking on how Satan accuses us to us, but I was thinking a different way. although I totally agree, Satan is relentless on telling us how we have failed. In the same way Satan accuses others to us. He takes a piece of truth and he turns it. Satan is not stupid when it comes to this. He puts truth in it so it is something we will grab hold of. Think it is our own thought or even worse a thought from our loving Father.
A war begins in our head of accusations towards someone who has offended us, and we start down the path of bitterness and unforgivness. All the while thinking this is true. But just like God will never accuse our spouse to us, He will never accuse others to us. This is not God’s character. God will give us discernment, so we can pray and have wisdom, but never accuse.
Revelation 12:10-11 (ESV)
10 And I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying, “Now the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God and the authority of his Christ have come, for the accuser of our brothers has been thrown down, who accuses them day and night before our God. 11 And they have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, for they loved not their lives even unto death
It is clear to me that I have been used by Satan. He has accused others to me. He has taken a piece of truth and accused. Which makes the thoughts in my head a lie!! It is so hard to realize this because these things really did happen. Those people really did do those things. Those things really wounded me. In my hurt I was week and Satan knew it.
So now I am in a process that starts today! I am not even really sure what the process is, but today I stop listening to the accusations. I am sure I will have lots to add to this post as God works some things out in me. I will have to learn to “not love my own life even unto death”