PLAIN SPEAKING & COUNSEL I: The Question of failures/affliction – is it always the fault of the devil, me or both?

Plain-Speaking-1What we reap out of life as children of God is determined by our heart condition before God, and how we relate to people (remember two greatest commandments).

If there is always a cycle of failure or defeat in certain areas, let’s not suddenly or immediately blame the devil (He gets too much credit) or have a “pity party” lets re-examine our hearts before God HONESTLY!!

If we have done all that we have to do and discern from God it is indeed the devil at work, then let’s rise up in prayer/ spiritual warfare against his evil schemes. We must believe that we have overcome him by the blood of the Lamb and the word of our testimony as children of God (Rev 12:11). We are more than conquerors through Jesus who loves us (Romans 8:37).

In addition if we refuse to live in denial, blaming everyone else including the devil and rather humble ourselves and self examine, allowing the Holy Spirit to convict us, we may also realise that we have had a part to play in what is happening.
There could be unrepented sin against God and/or man. If we repent (1 John 1:9) and determine to change our ways (perhaps there is something we need to do -an action, let’s do it in obedience to God) with the help of the Holy Spirit we are sure to see circumstances change to the glory of God in those areas of our lives we have been experiencing defeat or affliction.

Indeed God needs our cooperation to “iron out the creases”, end the cycle of defeat and fulfil His will in our lives. Let’s partner with Him wholeheartedly.

You are blessed, determine to stay blessed!

©Deborah E.Nyamekye 05/02/2016

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8 thoughts on “PLAIN SPEAKING & COUNSEL I: The Question of failures/affliction – is it always the fault of the devil, me or both?

  1. Thank you for sharing your heart in this post!
    I agree that we need to learn how to examine our hearts honestly so the we can truly be changed. I’ve often found that we as humans have a tendency to psyche ourselves into believing we’re coming to God honestly. This is why I think also, Christian accountability is also essential towards our growth. We people to help keep us honest with ourselves about the true conditions of our hearts. Thanks for sharing
    Thasia awad,author
    Lord, Make Me Good Ground

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