Today on the podcast Jessica Hottle!!
#1 lie women believe:
- What if someone doesn’t like what I am doing?
- What if someone makes fun of me or ridicules me?
- What if?
So, what’s the truth—God’s truth to this lie? First, to discover it’s a lie, we have to know what God’s Word says about our feelings of inadequacy and fear.
For example, John 14:27 says,
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”
God’s Word is where you and I can unravel all of our emotions and feelings and begin to make sense of them.
Reading through the Book of Psalms will remind you that being real with God and expressing your emotions, while continually going to Him and searching Him out, only increases your faith and dependence on Him.
Does your past disqualify you from the future you have with Christ? Absolutely not.
Do your works or your mistakes qualify you or disqualify you from living out the call that God has placed on your life? No, they don’t.
We can strengthen our skills and our gifts, but they are not what qualify us or disqualify us.
When we have made it about us, we have missed that it’s about Him.
You do not qualify yourself; He qualifies you. And, guess what? You are called and equipped for this moment, this day, and the rest of your life.
Lie #1: I’m Not Qualified
The enemy tends to whisper this lie in our ears, and it goes straight to our hearts. “I’m not qualified.” Those words tend to form into other words, such as “Why am I doing this? I don’t feel like I can do this.” Or, you may find yourself not doing something God has called you to because those words have kept you hiding in fear.