God is Greater Than Your Doubtby Cynthia Jennings on March 23, 2022
It’s time to cook, you start the recipe only to realize you’re missing one important ingredient.
There’s frustration then there’s doubt. You doubt if you could actually execute the recipe without the important ingredient.
There are times when some of us arrive at a similar place in our Christian journey.
You feel you don’t have the ingredient it takes to execute the assignment God has given you.
Ever been there? Maybe you’re there right now.
I want to encourage your heart today? You are not alone. Another biblical-great found himself in this very place: Moses too, felt he was missing one important ingredient.
The Lord told Moses in Exodus 4:12, “Now therefore go, and I will be with your mouth and teach you what you shall speak.”
“Moses replied, “Oh, my Lord, please send someone else.”” (Exodus 4:13 ).
In this passage of scripture Moses had some doubt. He was really telling God; he didn’t have what it takes. Moses decided that he couldn’t speak well (the missing ingredient), and that it would be best if God chose someone else.
Who decided? Moses. Whose doubt spoke over God’s call? Moses.
Moses decided how he would respond, despite God’s calling to equip him to perform something beyond himself, something supernatural, in the face of his doubt.
How often have we ruled ourselves out and decided we’re unable to accept or accomplish the assignment God has given us? There are times when we make the decision that we’re unable, due to doubt. In that moment we overlook the fact that God’s divine enablement will show up to make us able.
How often have we made the same mistake as Moses, we focused on our doubt (the missing ingredient) instead of God’s power? I know I have, more than once.
I don’t want you to make the same mistake that Moses (or myself) did. I want to remind you (as I remind myself) there’s no flaw or doubt (missing ingredient) that we have that God cannot overcome!
“His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence” (2 Peter 1:3 ESV).
If you don’t remember anything else written in this blog, hear this….God’s power (Matthew 19:26; 2Timohty 1:7; Acts 1:8; 2Corinthinas 13:4) has given everything we need for life! We have ALL the godliness (the righteousness and overcoming power) we desperately need(Psalm 68:28; Ephesians 6:10; Isaiah 40:29; Joshua 1:9).
Let’s not loose hope. This concept is HUGE and is a great relief. As long as we accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior we don’t have to worry about that missing ingredient. We have what we need through Jesus Christ. What we can’t do, God’s power CAN! What looks like the impossible and out of reach, Christ’s power is well, alive and at work within us. (Philippians 4:13; 2 Corinthians 12:9-10).
That important missing ingredient you thought you didn’t have for the recipe was there all along, you were just overlooking it. The missing ingredient you think you don’t have to execute God’s assignment is there all along, you just keep overlooking it.
We MUST take His Word at His Word! God has given us all we need.
Heavenly Father, You’re my everything. All glory, honor, and praise are due to You. You’re my Maker and my Creator. You equip me for battle and enable me to win the victory. I ask You to help me believe Your Word at Your Word. I can’t garner my own faith. I trust You to be faithful. Faithful and True is who You are. You are Truth. Your character, and nature, is unchanging. I trust and believe You will empower me to execute what You call me to do. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
PEARLStoPONDER: Doubt will cause you to overlook the most important ingredient, God’s power!
Mark 9:20-24--20 And they brought the boy to him. And when the spirit saw him, immediately it convulsed the boy, and he fell on the ground and rolled about, foaming at the mouth. 21 And Jesus asked his father, “How long has this been happening to him?” And he said, “From childhood. 22 And it has often cast him into fire and into water, to destroy him. But if you can do anything, have compassion on us and help us.” 23 And Jesus said to him, “‘If you can’! All things are possible for one who believes.” 24 Immediately the father of the child cried out and said, “I believe; help my unbelief!”
Psalm 119:147--I rise before dawn and cry for help; I hope in your words.