Doubt It

Summary of Main Ideas

We live in a world of NO, don’t we?

We live in a world where doubt has become almost the default position. Doubt is sticky and it’s so easy to doubt even the things that we know to be true.


We doubt or beliefs and believe our doubts, even though doubts are never meant to be believed.

We go through our day doubting everything. We doubt every decision we make as parents, spouses, bosses, coaches, etc. No matter how good we get and no matter how much affirmation we get, there’s still this doubt that comes in and gnaws at us.



Doubt is sticky. It’s so much stickier than belief. It’s become so ingrained in us that we just can’t help ourselves. It’s almost a protective measure. Doubt has evolved as a way of keeping us safe. Our minds ask, “Is this safe? Is this good for me?”


But again, doubts aren’t meant to be believed. We must put doubt and belief where they belong.



I want you to focus on affirmations. Because doubt is sticky, it takes repetitive measures to counteract doubt.

So this week, write a belief statement that you often doubt (but that you know it’s true) and then say it multiple times out loud throughout the day. Maybe it’s hourly, maybe it’s a breakfast, lunch, and dinner.


Say it out loud, and say it often.


Quotes

"Doubt your doubts and believe your beliefs.” Rick Warren

“Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.” Suzy Kassem


Reflection Questions

  1. What are you believing about yourself that is not true?

  2. Who does God say that you are, and how are you doubting that today?

  3. How would your life change if you believed the things that God said about you?

  4. Doubt is sticky. Where are you holding onto doubt today?