If you’re like me, you’ve doubted the plans God has for you. God has told you to do something, but you doubted you could do it. But self-doubt is actually doubting God.
The Scripture says that you can do all things through Christ who strengthens you (Philippians 4:13). If God has called you to do something, then He is able to see you through (Philippians 1:6).
Here are three ways that self-doubt is tantamount to doubting God and how you can overcome self-doubt.
1. Remember who God is
If you believe God is omnipotent, why would you argue with God about what He can do? If God says He can do it, do you not think He can do it? Is God’s arm too short (Numbers 11:23)?
By thinking through the implications of questioning God’s ability, you can call it what it is. It’s doubting God.
Put the Scripture to the test. Choose to believe what it says about God. As a result, you will have a firm foundation for your faith—and for the rest of your life (Matthew 7:24-25; Luke 6:47-48).
2. Remember who you are
If the creator of the universe made you, would He make you to be lacking in something you needed to accomplish what He wants you to do? He has made you complete (Colossians 2:10).
By realizing the implications of questioning your ability to do what God has called you to do, you can call it what it is. It’s doubting God.
Believe what God says about you in the Scripture. And you will see how you are God’s workmanship, created to do good works which He has prepared in advance for you to do (Ephesians 2:10).
3. Remember who the enemy of your soul is
If the enemy of your soul is your enemy, is he on your side? Is he on God’s side? Does he want you to believe what God says about Himself? Does he want you to believe what God says about you?
By understanding the source of all the questioning of God and yourself, you can call it what it is. It’s temptation from the enemy of your soul.
Understand that the Scripture has warned you in advance that the enemy of your soul will come to steal, kill, and destroy everything of God (John 10:10). By knowing that, you may be equipped to recover yourself out of his snare (2 Timothy 2:26).
You have been made in the image of God (Genesis 1:27) and the enemy of your soul does not like that. Remember that he will do whatever he can to get you doubting yourself and doubting God.
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