We have all heard it far too often… “The devil is busy child! You know he had me sick to my stomach the other week? I could hardly make my way to church! He is always up to something!”
True enough, the devil is always doing something. It is his job to be on our case. After all, he is the accuser of the brethren and he does a great job at pointing his finger at us. I won’t deny that he has tried to make me look bad to God on many occasions. Can I tell you something? He won’t lying all the time. Some stuff he said I did or thought… was true. In that instance, that wasn’t the devil’s fault. He was just making a case off of some true evidence.
All of us have a problem playing the victim. “But Yada you don’t understand! He be at me all the time though… I mean always tempting me and making me do wrong. It DO be the devil!” You may be telling the truth to some point but we have to remember what the Word says. Whenever we are tempted, God always provides a way of escape.
The verse reads: God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it (:13).
So where does this place us? If we are being “tempted”, remember that it is not more than we can bear. This is where the accountability factor comes in. Just like the woman said earlier about how the enemy or the devil was trying to get her sick. She probably didn’t mention that she ate something she wasn’t supposed to eat. That wasn’t the devil’s fault. You eating it was your fault and now you have to be accountable for the results of your actions.
You can’t drink all of your life and then say the enemy gave you cancer in your liver. Really? No, that was you boo. Recognize your place in any situation and if needed, ask God to show you the way of escape. How we say? “Won’t HE do it?!” Yes He will!! Be blessed and stay accountable 😉