One of our most famous struggles in life is with doubt. We have faith in and for others. We believe God to the fullest. Yet, doubt seeks to rob us in another area. It’s when we allow thoughts of inferiority to enter our space. It’s when we let the insecurity we experience on the inside come to the surface and convince us we are not enough.
We know that God is good. And, we know He is awesome in everything He does. But, when it comes to convincing ourselves of what He can do in and through us we have a hard time accepting that truth in our lives because something or someone has caused us to believe we don’t measure up; we don’t have what it takes to adequately pursue what God has placed on the inside of us.
One Bible verse that has recently helped me overcome that low-level thinking; thinking that keeps your hopes and dreams submerged in the sea of doubt is this: “Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ,” (Philippians 1:6). Meaning God will finish what He started in you and He will keep on working on you until that day of Jesus Christ.
A lot of us, as the young people today say, feel some type of way about where they are in life right now. They are viewing their lives through the lens of the journey rather than the destination. All that God wants to do through us and for us will always be a continuing and evolving work. We as long as we are on the face of this earth can never say that we have arrived. We will never fully meet our destination point until we are face to face with Jesus.
But, already knowing where our destination finishes should give us hope for the journey. Rather, we tend to let the journey disappoint us; we let the journey decide for us what our future will turn out to be like, telling us what we are and what we’re worth.
Our journey shouldn’t be a measure of stress or discouragement causing seeds of doubt to be planted about what God has placed in you. Your journey is the process that’s taking you in the direction of your destination. And, I don’t care who’s doing this or that over there or here – God still has His hands on us. God is still working on the behalf of His children. God is still perfecting and performing stuff in our lives. God still has a glorious future up ahead for each one of us if we will just believe, hold on, and wait through the process of His performance in us.
So, the truth about self-doubt is this: God is not finished with you yet. Standing at the sink, brushing my teeth, this is what God dropped in my heart with the verse above. Your journey is still moving. Your story is not over. You are not in a race to live in comparison with others. You are a follower of His lead until you become everything He has designed you to be. As long as you are alive and kicking, His purpose in you is alive and kicking. Don’t count yourself out.
Another truth about self-doubt is this: it’s not about whether we think we are good enough. It’s about the good He is able to do in us (another God-inspired thought). You are more than what your journey appears to be. You are measured by your destination. You are measured by Jesus Christ inside of you leading to your destination; drawing you to trust Him in everything He is calling you to be. If He has placed something wonderful in you, He will bring it to pass. Just believe and hope in Him. For in Him is where your real self-worth is found. Therefore, since your worth is in Him and He is the one perfecting and performing your process, don’t doubt yourself and what God is able to do in you and through you. You are so much more than the doubt!