Dear self-doubt, let’s break up – Trusting God at His Word
Let’s break up, yours sincerely, Me.
What if you wrote a letter like that to self-doubt?
What if you told it exactly how you feel?
What if you told your self-doubt
That this relationship is totally and completely over?
That you’re taking control of things from now on
Would you be able to start trusting God at His Word?
DEAR SELF-DOUBT, LET’S BREAK UP
See, it isn’t really self-doubt that you’d be writing to
I mean, we name it “self-doubt” because it sounds good
But the truth is
That it’s fear, wrapped up in a fancy suit
And if we call it out by its real name
Which is fear
Then it has nowhere to hide because the lie has been exposed
You see, the thing about self-doubt
Is that it doesn’t respond well to change
It starts to question your motives for the break up
And before you know where you are
You’re tearing up that, Dear self-doubt letter out of obligation
Just to keep it from questioning you
Self- doubt doesn’t want to have a future without you
It tells you that you can’t step up and step out just yet
You haven’t planned, waited or thought through enough about what you’re going to do
If you just stop playing it safe and actually DO that something
It could all go pear-shaped
And you don’t want that
These things take time, you know
And you have heaps of time to figure it all out
In fact, all the time you’ll ever need
To NOT do that thing you’ve dreamed, talked about and wanted to start
“Why would you want to start something,” it will ask you, “if you’re only going to fail?”
No, no, no, this letter will not do
Best to wait until later, you know, until you feel more qualified for the task ahead
And you have to have part A,B,C, and D in place first
But what if you ignored all that?
What if you pushed past all that self-doubt talking
And actually did something about the thing that’s burning in your heart?
What if you really did break up with self-doubt?
What would that look like?
That’s what it would look like
TRUSTING GOD AT HIS WORD
Moses is one of the Bible greats
But, even he was plagued with self-doubt
Exodus 4 is where Moses gives God a barrage of excuses
As to why he wasn’t the man for the big task ahead
It actually says in Exodus 4:18 that Moses was, “barely convinced”
God speaks to him directly from – get this
A burning bush
And Moses is, “barely convinced” that he can pull this thing off?!
Not exactly the response God was looking for
To say that Moses wasn’t going doo-lally with excitement
Is a total understatement!
When you are plagued with self-doubt
You’re saying, “God, I don’t trust you at Your Word”
You feel as though you’ve let people down, totally stuffed up and failed many times in the past
And yet, in spite of your failings, God still says, “You’re my guy”
Are. You. Sure?
That’s crazy love right there
So, don’t waste another moment
Write that break up letter to yourself
And leave self-doubt behind you
Because it’s a liar
Find people who can cheer you on and support you in your calling
Stick with your tribe
And don’t settle for a mediocre life
You have so much potential, my friend!
You are amazing, (fo’real)
God, who created the universe doesn’t pick “wrong people”
He just picks people who are ready and available
To say a big, hearty YAASSS!
M&DJuly 19, 2018
Very Up Lifting.
Wendy ParkerJuly 19, 2018