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How to Overcome Self-Doubt with Faith
Episode 8017th May 2023 • Unapologetically Unstoppable • Jeanette Peterson
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The key to overcoming self-doubt with faith is to remember who is in charge. When God has convicted you and directed you to pursue an endeavor, self-doubt means you are both doubting yourself and God's ability and majesty as the Creator of the universe. Join Jeannette as she shares her experience of grappling with self-doubt and the power of having faith in God to overcome it. Tune in!

If your life is dedicated to God, you must trust in your ability to fulfill God's calling, and in God Himself. By partnering with God and aligning every action with His will, you can find strength and purpose beyond your own limitations because every achievement is for God's glory, and by God's grace; He will provide the strength and guidance needed to move forward. Having faith in God's ability to shape your life can help dispel self-doubt and enable you to embrace your true potential and your purpose. Remember that you are fearfully and wonderfully made.

In this episode:

  • What it really means to doubt oneself.
  • How does faith in God eradicates self-doubt
  • Partnering with God

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Hey, girl, hey, I've been having a little bit of self doubt coming through. I know, I know, I like to think that I'm Ultra positive and that I always know what I'm going to talk about. And I always know what I'm doing. But the reality is, I don't, I don't always. And sometimes I get paralyzed by fear. And so for me to overcome this self doubt, and the mystery of me saying, I can't do this, or I'm not good enough, or I'm not worthy. It really comes down to not even anything about me. Now, I know you're thinking, okay, but then what is it about? I'm about to tell you, but I do want you to think about this. I want you to think about the last time that you doubted yourself with something that in your business guy told you to do. Like, this was not like something that you decided you wanted to do, but it was a God directed thing. Okay. So the last time guy told me to do it thing was, he told me to get ready to start speaking on stages. So I've been preparing. I've been doing those things, right. And now I keep thinking, I am not that person. Like, I

don't think God I think you got this wrong. I think that this is not the right person. But you know what?

It's not on me. It's not on me to be a good speaker. Because if God told me that I'm supposed to be a speaker, if God said, Jeannette, you're gonna speak on spagett stages for me. It's not on me. It's on him. I felt this way. When I got a diagnosis of an aneurysm. And I was riddled with fear. I was literally paralyzed thinking, Oh, my goodness, this might be the last birthday I spend with my child. She's turning to and this might be it. This might be the very last one. So obviously, what do I do except for a freak out having an anxiety attack? I start praying, right? Obviously, I did the other two. But still I started praying. And I heard God say, this is not on you. Don't worry about this, because you are in my hand and is on me. So then I was like, oh, duh, like, I don't have to worry about any of this stuff. And it's almost like, I was doubting his ability to change my trajectory, right? I was doubting his ability to do the things that he does as the creator of the entire universe. So when I was thinking that I was like, Okay, it's not on me, it's on God. I'm doubting his ability. And you know what, he will strengthen me, he will be the one to give me what I need in order to to go forward. I can't have the self doubt I'm it's not even self doubt at that point, is doubting God. And I can't doubt God because He created everything. And as a believer, I believe that he created the heavens and the earth with just his words. So if, if I'm thinking about that, the majesty the majestic, the pure, like, legitness of God. And I'm thinking that, that I am, like underwhelming because I can't do the things that I think God has been telling me to do. And I'm doubting it. That means I'm doubting God, I'm doubting his ability, and I'm doubting his majesty. Which I don't. In reality, right? We all have those moments of, of thinking that we are many gods, and it's our job to do these things. For now. I'm supposed to partner with God to do the things that he told me to do. It's not as easy as just saying, like, Oh, God told me to go to the grocery store today. Let's say that's the thing, right? He's like, go to the grocery store today. Okay? Then we say, Okay, God, if you want me to go to the grocery store, I'm gonna go and I'm gonna go with you in mind. I'm gonna think about all the things that you want me to do while I'm here and I'm gonna be on the lookout I'm going to be have my my spidey senses out there thinking about all the things that you want me to notice, to see, to consume. While I'm here. It's not going to be about me just mindlessly going to the grocery store, picking up my fruits and veggies is going to be for him, right? So I know that he will give me the strength when I need it and to do whatever it is he wants me to do. It is not overcoming self doubt. It's remembering you have faith in God who created you to do the things that he's telling you to do. And you're now doubting the Creator. So think about that.

All the things that he's telling you to do in your life, it's not on you, but it's on God.