Key to Silencing Your Critic
Some days, I struggle with silencing the Critic in my head. This morning, the first thought it shot at me was, ‘You’re unlovable, powerless, and alone.’ This thought is an example of the Critic—a demonic voice of the accuser of a believer’s soul.
We are in a spiritual war. Whether we know it or not. The target is our faith, and their goal is to replace our faith with unbelief, doubt, and fear. For this reason, silencing the Critic is a key to winning the spiritual battle in our thoughts.
For example, in my battle with Critic over the years, I’ve been told… ‘You’re inadequate’… ‘You aren’t precious to Jesus’… ‘You’ll never see Him or walk with Him’… ‘I can take you from Jesus’. I’ve discovered in listening to other believers; I’m not alone. It’s important to realize, many struggle with these same thoughts.
How are we to respond? Without delay, reject the lies. At the same time, stay in the fight. Lastly, move forward in the renewing of our minds.
For example, this morning, Jesus silenced my Critic forever! He said to me, “I sealed you as Mine, and no one can take this from you, only you alone. Once you are Mine, you are always Mine. Unless you reject Me. Leave Me. Break up with Me. As long as YOU want Me. I am yours. And you are Mine!”
His Words are the Key
So, let’s lock its door to deny it access! Now, let’s drill down into this truth by reviewing some scriptures to support what Jesus said. These verses will chase away any lingering fears.
Firstly, the promise in John 10:27-28: “My sheep recognize my voice. I know them, and they follow Me. I give them real and eternal life. They are protected from the Destroyer for good. No one can steal them from out of My hand.”
Secondly, the reality expressed in Ephesians 1:13: “Because you believed in the One who is truth, your lives are marked with His seal.”
Thirdly, the guarantee proclaimed in John 6:39: “This is the will of Him who sent Me, that of all that He has given Me I lose nothing.”
In response to these promises, let’s listen to a new script. Let’s erase the fear programming of the Critic and replace it. Here’s a beneficial exercise that helped me. Ask the Holy Spirit to lead you to bible verses customized to minister to your heart. Then soak in them. Your entire being will become saturated. Over time, your thoughts will play the truth.
To sum up, accepting Jesus—is a one-way trip. No one can take you from Him. Therefore, the Critic is silenced. Now, replaced with the loving voice of truth—Jesus.
“Now with the voice of truth and power of God — armed on the right and armed on the left with righteousness from God — we continue.” 2 Corinthians 6:7 (VOICE)