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Today’s 333 Devotional: “Dump the Doubts”
One of the biggest hindrances to faith is doubt. We must let go of our doubts to move forward by faith into the plans and purposes of God.
Doubt limits our potential. It causes procrastination and we miss out on God’s best. We see this doubt in the words we use. “I doubt that God could use me.”
We also doubt God with our excuses.
The Apostle James says if anyone lacks wisdom they need to ask God, and God will liberally supply whatever wisdom is needed. But then he adds, “But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt…that person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord.” (James 1:6-7)
Before God can use us we have to deal with our doubts.
Joshua had a doubt problem as well; in the military they would say Joshua had a confidence problem. And who wouldn’t. Look who he was following, Moses.
Who of us would like to be the follow up act to Moses? Moses was like Johnny Carson with Joshua being Ed McMahon.
And then there’s the assignment. He was to lead the children of Israel into the Promise Land, something Moses failed to do.
Joshua had his doubts. Why do I know this, because right before the campaign God had to give Joshua a pep talk, and three times He tells Joshua to be strong and courageous.
“Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” (Joshua 1:9)
The Lord was telling Joshua to dump his doubts because God was going to be with him.
Doubt is a choice. People choose to doubt, rather than live by faith. What’s even sadder is that people believe their doubts and doubt what they believe. Instead let’s begin to doubt our doubts and believe in what we say we believe in, and that God wants to use us and give us great and precious promises.
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