The devil is also known as the accuser for a reason.

Revelation 12:10 says that he “accuses [believers] day and night.”  Which is why sometimes, it feels like you have a neverending track of criticism playing your head.

Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.”  -1 Peter 5:8

The enemy is always on the hunt – looking for ways to bring you down and shame is one of his favorite weapons.

He will fill your head with all sorts of accusations – you are too selfish, too loud, too outspoken, just too… much.  You should be ashamed of yourself.  Why did you say that?  Why did you act like that?  Why can’t you ever get it together?

Sound familiar?

But, we need to remember that shame is not from God.  Your Heavenly Father will never speak to you in a tone that is demeaning and shameful.  He will certainly correct you in areas where you’ve gone astray, convict you of sins and allow you to go through tests.

But, they will all come from a place of love and conviction, not condemnation.  For “there is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus” (Romans 8:1).

If you are feeling condemned and ashamed, recognize that it is an attack of the enemy and fight back with God’s truth!  Run to Him for refuge and ask Him to help you weather the storm and correct your ways if necessary.

Just remember that shame is not from God.  And you are His!  So, you don’t need to live in shame for one more moment!

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