I have a new favorite song. It’s by a band called “Love and the Outcome” and it’s called “The God I Know.” The lyrics in the chorus are so beautiful and they light me up.
It goes: “I can throw my hands up, worries down/I remember when He showed me how to break up with my doubt/Once I was lost, but now I’m found/No strings attached when He saved my soul/I want you to know the God I know/You gotta know.”
Think about those words for a minute- He showed me how to break up with my doubt. We live with doubt all the time. Doubt can paralyze us, it can cripple us… it can allow us to feel things about ourselves that are not true. That is not what God intended for us. He doesn’t want His children walking around with doubt in their hearts. He wants you walking around believing and knowing that you are capable of exactly what you are meant to do. He put you here to live that destiny and that truth out. But if we stay lost in doubt… if we stay in a place where we’re crippled, then we’re not going to be able to do that.
So, how do we break up with our doubt? I’ve narrowed it down to three simple steps that will help get you on the road to a more confident you.
Give it up to God. Lay your doubt at His feet. Honestly, say to Him, “Lord, I don’t believe I can do this.I don’t think I’m capable. I don’t think I’m strong enough” Whatever it is in your head that’s telling you you can’t do this, you can carry it around, or you can lay it at his feet. If you can completely let go of that doubt and allow God to erase it, I believe he will replace it with self confidence. You think you can’t, He knows you can.
Allow Him the time to work through you. It takes time to build up your strength and build up your confidence. He’ll put little achievements along your path so you can learn to succeed and gain confidence. When that happens, the doubt is going to start to diminish. He’s going to replace it with strength and confidence.
Stay in His word. Stay close to Him. Let Him talk to you. Take time to sit quietly and let Him feed your mind. Read His word. That’s how He’s going to tell you and build you up. Listening to personal development books is also a great way to build that self confidence.
Think about it like a bad relationship. It’s time to break up. Clean break and walk away. That’s how you need to treat your relationship with doubt. Break up with your doubt and throw it away. Allow God to replace it with confidence and renewed belief in yourself. You do that, and you are going to be a force to be reckoned with! You will no longer be paralyzed by doubt. You will be unstoppable because you will believe in your heart that you can do it. You will have God’s power fueling every step. How cool is that?!
Remember the lyrics to that song:
“I can throw my hands up, worries down/I remember when He showed me how to break up with my doubt/Once I was lost, but now I’m found/No strings attached when He saved my soul/I want you to know the God I know/You gotta know.”
If you find yourself struggling with doubt, give it up to Him. It’s so powerful and beautiful and transformative when you’re able to let go of that doubt that’s been holding you back. Allow God to help you get over your doubt and replace it with self confidence, motivation and belief in yourself. You are not meant to live a life full of doubt. He did not put us here to be doubtful people. He put us here to walk out in faith and in strength with Him as our fuel and our power.
Y’all have a blessed day!