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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Started my 7 day doubt diet today. I had no idea that in doubting myself, I was doubting God's ability to overcome my obstacles to success. I want to remove the boundaries I am setting for Him. He can do all things through me. He is able.
I don't think I knew I was struggling with self doubt. I don't think I thought that doubting myself was something that I needed to correct, something that was keeping me from doing all God has for me to do. I don't often doubt Him. But I doubt myself and in doing so, I am doubting His ability to overcome my obstacles... to success. I just didn't realize it. What an eye opening devotional!
I love Him so much. He is everything. His love, compassion, faithfulness, mercy, joy, light, hope, peace....fill my empty spaces. I am so empty without Him. And so humbled that He loves me and you. We know how undeserving we are.
I want to do and be all He has called me to do and be, to His glory...

And I label this self doubt.... humility....
It's true. I am base and lowly without Him. I am empty without Him. I am nothing. But He fills our emptiness with all good things and is able to do great things through us. We just have to submit to His power and glory and allow Him to work. Philippians 4:19, "I can do all things through Christ who strengtheneth me." Philippians 4:13, "And my God shall supply all your needs according to His riches and glory in Christ Jesus."
It's true, He has given me talents, gifts and ablities that He can use to His glory. But they are worthless without Him. That is still true.
But letting a false humility prevent Him from using them is so sad.
It's not humility, it's doubt. I just didn't realize it.

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