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