How many of us seek approval from others who we look to for validation? You do something right, there is no response. It is as if you are blotted out from the history books. Or you do something right and you are punished for it by verbal abuse. Something right could be an act of kindness or thoughtfulness like buying groceries for an inbound person or giving away something that was yours that you could have fondly kept.
Your motivation was not to receive a reward and get praise for it. It was simply because mercy spoke loudly as your conscience rose to the occasion. I believe validation is not the focal point of our intentions, otherwise our motives would be selfish.
Invalidation is meant to keep us a prisoner of those who operate in the evil world rather than God's Kingdom. Think about it... how does the kingdom of darkness operate and how does the Kingdom of Light operate. God rules the LIGHT and the enemy rules the darkness even though God is in control of everything and is sovereign.
I love how this scripture describes and clarifies it so simply...
Titus 1:15 Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled.
This means that those that are defiled cannot think purely and their intentions are impure. If their mind and conscience is defiled then there is nothing left but to act like the kingdom of darkness. So they will take, twist and distort every kind deed and bring an accusation against it. This is the enemy's exact nature.
Jesus never invalidates who we are. He died for us. This is perfect and endless validation which has no comparison. Our validation is eternal.
Invalidation means to discredit. It is a form of disapproval by means of silence or verbal accusations. It is shared by means of a facial expression, insinuation or allegation. It can come in repetitive destructive attacks and criticism as a means of deflecting the impure heart of evil against the heart of God's children who walk after His Spirit.
The enemy will provoke others to do his bidding. Jesus put this scripture in His word for a good reason...
Revelation 12:10 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.
An accuser is a person laying blame to another. The enemy will use others to make you feel like your whole life is to blame, even your very own existence.
An indicter will attempt to prosecute you for breathing wrong. This is not of God. We are wholly and accepted as children of our God and King.
Romans 8 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
Invalidation is a form of abuse. We as God's children are to live out our lives in love, edifying and building one another up....
I Thessalonians 5:11 Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.
Ephesians 4:15-16 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:16 From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.
Invalidation is a way of controlling those they wish to control. They use it to chisel away at your soul just as the enemy does. One of the greatest victories of the cross is the love and grace poured out by Jesus. Our sins were nailed on the cross. It is a free gift to those who receive it.
But the enemy is attempting to reverse that miraculous love by discarding all that Jesus did and claim that you are unworthy, pathetic and can never be accepted or validated. Can we see this clearly?
So when you see the deeds of the flesh being controlled by the evil one in covert or overt ways... claim them to be null and void. Jesus said it is finished and it was.
John 19:30 When he had received the drink, Jesus said, “It is finished.” With that, He bowed His head and gave up his Spirit.
Matthew 10:30-31 But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. 31 Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows.
Jesus says you have great worth and value in His eyes, believe it! Do not allow the enemy to rob you of your identity in Christ.