I Doubt It

The Lord replied: “Look, and be amazed! You will be astounded at what I am about to do! For I am going to do something in your own lifetime that you will have to see to believe.” Habakkuk 1:5

There are so many doubts in our lives that crowd out any sort of hope. Especially us women as believers! I do it almost every day. I doubted myself able to do something today! Whether I can actually accomplish it is yet to be seen, but before I even set out to do it, I told myself I could not possibly do this task. I even told someone else I couldn’t do it. There was no way that little ol’ me could do something I never thought myself able. You might have already told yourself “no” today too. Why? If it was just the complete opposite – if we were sitting in opposing chairs – you and I would never say, “Nope. Ya can’t do it. You’re right. You aren’t good enough. There is no way you could do this with your hot mess of a life and all the skills your lacking.” That would take a cruel, cruel heart, and dear, I don’t think you have one of those.

We’re setting ourselves up for failure with these doubts we keep speaking to ourselves. And this is before we even take one step into something that might be beautiful! It could be dirty, messy, and a little ugly too, but the fruit it will produce might be more than you could have ever dream of before. You may not see the fruit of your work until your final breath. You may not even see it on this side of eternity. But, my friend, be very prepared. Pack your bags, wipe your tears, and praise the LORD for what He will accomplish with your life. Say “yes” to whatever He is telling you. Say “yes” to that little nudge you feel. It will be the most important decision in your lifetime. Don’t doubt yourself, because you may not hear that subtle whisper or feel that subtle nudge. If you doubt yourself, the most exciting ride of your lifetime could be filled with anxiety, fear, and constant wonder about what you’re supposed to do in your life!

Open your eyes. Clear your mind of your usual thoughts of who you are. Look at what the LORD says about you:

  • Overcomer: 1 John 4:4
  • Wonderfully made: Psalm 139:13-14, Ephesians 2:10
  • Loved: John 3:16
  • Child of God: Galatians 3:26
  • Beloved: Song of Solomon 6:3
  • A Temple: 1 Corinthians 3:16
  • Forgiven & Righteous: 1 John 1:9
This is just a glimpse into the person that God made you and I into when He breathed life in our lungs. You and I are these things and so much more. Be amazed at what He can do in your life! You may be going through difficult, treacherous, barely able to move moments right now, but don’t let these conditions become your destiny. Your LORD in Heaven is doing something amazing because of these circumstances, because of your dispositions. So praise Him for that! You are unlike any other man or woman on this planet!

Other versions of Habakkuk 1:5 say, “…something you wouldn’t believe even if someone told you about it.” That’s what my thoughts are like when someone tells me something crazy or far fetched. I don’t believe them. I laugh in their faces. We would do the same to God if He were to reveal His plans to us. So, perhaps it’s time to sincerely believe Him for who He is and who you are in Him. Leave your control at His feet.I know that’s tough, ladies…I’m still working on it too. 
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