Fight the voice of the Accuser
I hear from so many people that they feel inferior because they may not have a job or ministry or life thats in view of many people or seems to matter. They consistently sell themselves short based upon anothers opinion or a fleeting thought. They compare where they are to where they think they would like to be. That would be like me comparing myself to Billy Graham. What I have found is that these thoughts don't just originate with the person speaking with me. We have a spiritual enemy known as the ACCUSER. If you look through the books of Psalms, Zechariah, John, Acts, Revelation, you will see mentioned, the voice of the accuser, the accuser, and accusers. Zechariah 3:1 states,"The angel showed me Jeshua the high priest standing before the angel of the Lord. The ACCUSER, Satan, was there at the angels right hand making accusations against Jeshua." Satan is continually accusing us and our brothers and sisters before the Father. He uses spiritual forces to accuse us in our minds that we aren't good enough, we don't measure up, or that our friends think less of us. Its an assault on our thoughts that try to steal away any part of what God's word actually says about us. That's why Ephesians 6:17 tells us to put on the helmet of salvation and take up the sword of the Spirit which is the word of God. That's the only way we can win the battle with the ACCUSER. I am working at getting to know the word more and more and learning what it says I can have and who I can be in the presence of God. Is that you? So the next time the ACCUSER comes roaring in making you feel less because you stumbled or bumbled; bring out the sword of the spirit and weild it like a true warrior in Christ.
Howard's Helpful Hint: Centered people fight the fight of faith with the weapons Christ has forged for them.