I often wonder what our lives would be like if we took God at His word on a daily basis instead of listening to our own self-doubts, our doubts in God, our fears…
we talk ourselves into mediocre lives.
Reverend Kenneth Hagin once said:
“After all, even when you doubt, you are believing something. You are believing in defeat. You are believing the wrong thing. You always get in your life what you believe for and what you say. If you don’t believe what you are saying, then you shouldn’t say it, for it you keep saying something long enough those words will eventually register on your spirit. And once they are registered upon your spirit, they will control your life.
Doubt and fear go hand in hand, but faith and love go hand in hand.”
The promises of God are vast…we need to stop doubting and start believing
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. (Isaiah 41:10)
Delight yourself in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart. (Psalm 37:4)
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. (John 14:27)
You, Lord, are forgiving and good, abounding in love to all who call to you. (Psalm 86:5)
But I will restore you to health and heal your wounds,’ declares the LORD… (Jeremiah 30:17)
And then this amazing promise:
Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. (Mark 11:24)
Vincent van Gogh once said:
If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.
Maybe we should paraphrase that to read:
If you hear a voice within you say ‘you aren’t good enough…you will fail…who do you think you are to achieve anything…’ then maybe we need to just believe and trust and that voice will be silenced.