Overcoming False Accusations

Throughout history, great men and women of character who loved the Lord had experienced false accusations and slanderous lies. The reason for this is obvious – earth is an adversarial environment. The bible says that our adversary, the devil, walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour (1 Peter 5:8). Anything good is resented by everything evil. Your salvation, family, opportunities, health, success and good reputation are hated by the devil. Every blessing that arrives in your house is begrudged by the enemy.

Your future is continuously giving the devil a head ache. That is why he will use every means to soil and stain your good name. His main goal is to make sure God is no longer your focus. Therefore he will influence people, in whom he has control, to falsely accuse you or make destructive comments against you in order to break your focus.

But if you want to weather the storms of false accusation and slanders, it is critical that you understand that it is not what people say about you that really matters in life.  It is what you believe about yourself. Your opinion about you is more powerful than the opinions of others about you. Jesus was falsely accused and slandered. But He never allowed others’ opinions about Him to contaminate what He believed about Himself. Jesus knew who He was and also imparted the same understanding unto His disciples (Luke 6:22, 23).

The intensity of your adversaries often reflects the intensity of your impact on the earth. Extraordinary dreams always attract ferocious oppositions.  Whenever you decide to exercise your faith in God for great things, the devil schedules a battle. Great achievers are never without false accusations. They accused Jesus of being possessed with devils. Daniel was accused of breaking the Law. Joseph was falsely accused of rape.

If you are currently going through a battle of false accusation, you must stay focus on what the Word of God says concerning you. Make the word of God your belief-system and not others’ accusatory words or negative comments. Never base your belief-system on others’ evaluations of you. It is extremely dangerous. Rather make the Word of God your opinion base. The word of God reveals your true identity. The bible is your divine manual for living.

Resist the temptation of persuading your critics to like you. Do not waist your valuable time and energy on them, because if you do, they have won. The goal of the enemy is to defocus you. Jesus never spent more time with the Pharisees than he spent with His disciples. Rather He stayed focus on His assignment.

As long as you are alive, your enemies will continue to look for ways to tarnish and stain your royal robes. But you must stay in your kingly anointing and never allow the distractions of the devil to break your focus. God will then use the honour you have shown toward His words and your faith in Him to launch you into a season of promotion. False accusation is a clue that your promotion is imminent.

“Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me” (Matthew 5:11).


  • How did you react the last time someone said something negative about you or falsely accused you?
  • What would you do differently if you could restage the scene?


Yours in Christ



  • George John

    Reply Reply March 31, 2012

    Wow that really good

    • Wale

      Reply Reply April 1, 2012

      Hi George,
      Thanks for your finding my blog post helpful. Trust you are doing great.

  • kim dionisio

    Reply Reply January 5, 2013

    i really feel good right now i thank God that i have read this

    • Wale

      Reply Reply January 5, 2013

      Hello Kim,
      I am glad you found one of my blog-posts very helpful. Thank you for taking the time to let me know.

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