“Preach to my doubt” is a phrase in the song included below. It reminds me that I need to recongnize fear/doubt for what it is. A tactic of the enemy and start preaching faith to myself by speaking it. Outloud. Sitting in fear is not good for me. I need to speak faith and do what God is calling me to do.
I talk to myself about all sorts of things, like the to-do list or talking my way thorugh a task at work. Why shouldn’t I talk myself out of fear and doubt, by speaking God’s Word as many times as it takes to truly believe it and behave like I believe it.
Outside of speaking out loud, I have also learned to truth journal. Where I write the lies and such I’m listening to. Then taking them one idea/thought at a time and writing the truth. This is so practical and useful for me. Not that speaking it out loud isn’t great, but seeing it in writing is really helpful too. Maybe that says something about my style of learning. But I also know I can combine the two. Once I’ve written them down, I can speak the truth out loud. Writing it down helps me realize what I’m dealing with. Often times it’s not what I thought it was at first. I find deeper issues or additional contributing thoughts. Whether I write it or speak it (or both), it is a valuable tool to grow closer to God and fight the enemy of fear.
And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. Romans 12:2 NKJV
Faithful Now by Vertical Worship (I own no rights to this song/video) Click on the link below.