It torments you to believe that things are impossible for you. The question is whose report shall you believe?
You have to have control over your “self” and not allow yourself to be overcome by doubts.
The self that listens to words of doubt, confusion and fear lacks self-control.
Romans 7:15-20 – 15 For that which I do, I know not. For what I desire, that I do not do; but what I hate, that I do. 16 If then I do that which I do not desire, I consent to the law that it is good. 17 But now it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwells in me. 18 For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh) dwells no good thing. For to will is present with me, but how to perform that which is good I do not find. 19 For I do not do the good that I desire; but the evil which I do not will, that I do. 20 But if I do what I do not desire, it is no more I working it out, but sin dwelling in me.
Self will always give you a reason to NOT do things. Until you understand that God is working inside of you, you will always operate in the “self”. Self always operates with pride, arrogance and fear, but if you humble your “self” to listen to the Word of God and do what it says, you will operate in the realm of Faith.
“Self” may tell you through the voice of fear: “You can’t succeed”, “You can’t do this”, “You don’t have the ability”, “Who do you think you are?” etc.
The greatest enemy is your “Self”. Take control over it and develop self-control. Remember that the Self is a manipulator and tormentor that discourages you from believing what God says about you. Greater is He that is in you than he that is in the World. If your self doesn’t know that, then you have to remind yourself what the Word of God says about you.
Matthew 19:26 – But Jesus looked on them and said to them, With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.
You have to believe that ALL things are possible.
As a man thinks in his heart, so is he. (Proverbs 23:7)
What is your confession? How do you see yourself?
“Don’t write yourself off with fear” – Pastor Austyn
Some people will confess negative in your life, but you have to believe in the Word of the Lord.
Romans 12:2 – And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, in order to prove by you what is that good and pleasing and perfect will of God.
Philippians 4:13 – I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
Mark 9:23 – Jesus said to him, “If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.”
“Many people use the Word of God to manipulate it to fit their situation; rather you should align with God’s Word since He watches His Word to perform it.” – Pastor Austyn.
Daniel 11:32 – Those who do wickedly against the covenant he shall corrupt with flattery; but the people who know their God shall be strong, and carry out great exploits.
The things that you do not see controls the things that you do see.
Hebrews 11:1 – Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
If God is for you, who can be against you?
The only person limiting you is YOU.
What can you do to deal with the self?:
- The Word of God – Know it and mediate on the Word – Sharpen yourself with the Word.
Joshua 1:8 – This book of the Law shall not depart out of your mouth, but you shall meditate on it by day and by night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you shall make your way prosperous, and then you shall act wisely.
1 John 4:16 – 18 – 16 And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him. 17 Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness in the day of judgment; because as He is, so are we in this world. 18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love.