Have you ever imagined yourself doing something big in life? The vision is on a big scale. But then when it comes to actually doing it, you are almost paralyzed from the action to step out and do it.
FOR YEARS my insecurities made me believe that I could not do certain things. I was incapable. I was not good enough. I was full of fear.
For me, it took developing my relationship with God. I knew all things were possible for God. I knew I could do all things through Christ. Nothing was a limit to Him. I heard amazing testimonies and believed them. I believed they could even happen for me. But there was still a slight problem...I did not believe in myself to get it done.
I was trusting Him, but not trusting myself. My belief was there for God, but I stood in my own way. Then frustration grew because I knew I was the problem so I blamed myself, still not realizing that I needed to believe in myself. I was unavailable. My unbelief was stopping Gods flow of supply in certain areas of my life. And I loved Him. But I wasn't loving me.
I had to have an awakening. My disbelief in me was causing even more lack of confidence. But if God believed in me for what He was calling, and I believe in God, how could I not then believe in myself? Because I did not trust me, I in turn was not trusting God. Once I realized this lie, I was able to turn it around, very slowly but surely.
"Alas, Sovereign Lord," I said, "I do not know how to speak; I am too young." But the Lord said to me, "Do not say 'I am too young' you must go to everyone I send you to and say whatever I command you."
Do you experience this same thing? God cannot use you if you have no confidence in yourself. Be open. Be obedient. Listen to what He says, especially about you. He wants to use you. But you must be willing. Trust yourself to do what He has already trusted you to do in Him.
If God says you can do it, it's best that you believe Him. He has equipped you and you are more than capable. Let yourself be the miracle, and then you can give Him all the glory.
what are some ways that helped you overcome self doubt?