A few days ago, a Facebook friend shared a photo similar to the one above with the same text.
And that photo really spoke to me.
Like this precious little girl, you and I have an accuser. The Bible says in Revelation 12:10 that Satan is accusing us before God, day and night.
Satan is the father of lies, and he will lie to you about who you are and what you are.
He whispers in your ear that you are a failure. That you’re not good enough. That you’re useless. That you’re unloved and unlovable.
He tells you that you aren’t pretty enough, skinny enough, smart enough, talented enough, or wealthy enough.
He wants you to compare and find yourself lacking, and to think that all the women around you are better than you.
He tells you that you don’t matter. That you can’t do anything for Jesus. That your small contribution to God’s kingdom isn’t enough.
He says you’re a bad mother, a bad wife.
He reminds you of all your sins. And he says that you have to live in that place of defeat.
In short, he tells you that your name is “failure.”
Like most convincing lies, his are peppered with truth. You see, without Christ, so much of what Satan says would be true.
Like this little girl, we also have a redeemer. Praise God! A voice of truth, and life, and power.
And while Satan might tell you that your name is failure, God calls you something entirely different.
God calls you his child, his heir – what an honor!
God says that you are loved, unconditionally – while we were yet in sin, He loved us!
God calls you fearfully and wonderfully made, and precious in His sight.
God says that you are worth dying for! His word tells us that there is now therefore no condemnation in Christ Jesus (Romans 8:1).
He says that we are more than conquerers in Christ Jesus; that we are overcomers. We have all victory and power over Satan through Him.
So, even if this world and the accuser make you feel that your name is failure, never forget that the Almighty God of the universe calls you forgiven, blessed, redeemed, loved, and precious in His sight.
And, that same verse in Revelation tells us the rest of the story. Our accuser does not win this war! The victory belongs to God alone:
“Then I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, “Now salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren, who accused them before our God day and night, has been cast down.” -Revelation 12:10
Satan is jealous and he hates you. You have a favored position with God and he wants to strip that away from you. But we know the end of the story! Christ reigns and the enemy is cast down.
I pray that God’s words of life, truth, and power will speak into your life and overcome the lies of the enemy on your heart today!
(I didn’t provide references for all the quoted or referenced verses in this post, but you can find a great list of affirmations in Christ on Joyce Meyer’s website.)
Can you share some encouragement today? What is your favorite verse of encouragement that reminds you who you are in Christ?
By Crystal Brothers, Serving Joyfully