Unbelief shows up in so many ways in our lives. It shows up as fear, doubt, control issues, low confidence, etc.
My fear looked like hiding. I did not want people to see me. I did not want people to know who I am. Why? Good question. I did not want to hear people's judgment on who I am and who I was. I was more concerned with what people would say.
My doubts looked like second-guessing myself. Even when I knew the messages I was getting were from God, I still questioned if I was capable of doing this, if I was good enough to do this, if people would take me seriously, and if I took myself seriously.
My control issues looked like being overorganized and having a plan for everything and anything. I stuck to a specific plan of action and did not deviate from it, and when life did, I would lose my mind.
My low confidence looked like not being comfortable speaking up. My heart would pound, and my voice would crack up. And all the stress from that moment would make me cry and shut down. I always felt embarrassed.
As believers, we all struggle with unbelief even though we shouldn’t. Because we believe in Christ we have access to the promises of God. He will provide all of our needs. Unbelief shows a lack of faith. Our Unbelief says that we do not believe God is all He says He is and has revealed Himself to be.
To do what I am called to do on the earth requires me to check my unbelief at the door. Unchecked unbelief will derail God’s plan for your life, cause you to fall into the trap of the enemy, and leave you questioning every step. It’s time to check your unbelief at the door and leave it there.
So, what does checking your unbelief look like?
Know who you are in Christ- here are a few scriptures: Luke 10:19, 2 Corinthians 5:17, Galatians 3:26, Isaiah 43:4, Romans 8:17, 1 Corinthians 12:27, Colossians 3:12
Surrender your ways to God- Allow God to take the lead in your life: Matthew 16:25, Romans 12:2, Proverbs 3:5-6,
Consecrate yourself to God- Give yourself entirely to God: Luke 14:33, Matthew 6:33, Proverbs 23:26, Galatians 2:20, John 3:30
Building your faith-pray these scriptures: Hebrews 11:6, James 1:3, Romans 5:1, James 1:6
Take time today to check your unbelief. To do this, you must acknowledge your struggle points. Here are some questions to ask yourself?
What am I currently struggling with?
When I look in the mirror, how do I feel about myself?
What barriers block my faith?
What do I struggle to trust God with?
How do I feel when I am challenged?
What in my past contributed to my unbelief?
Don't let your unbelief go unchecked.
Take time to write and reflect on the questions above. End your reflection with a prayer to help your unbelief.
Abba, I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief. Remind me of Your steadfast love and faithfulness in my moments of doubt and uncertainty. Father God, like Peter, who walked on water and began to sink when he took his eyes off Jesus (Matthew 14:29-31), I waver in my focus when storms surround me. Help me to fix my eyes on You. Lord, when my faith is lacking, and doubt tries to take me over, let your Word be a lamp for my feet and a light on my path like Psalm 119:105 says. In Jesus name, Amen.
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