It is often beliefs we hold—beliefs we’ve held for a long time—that prevent us from believing what God says to us. These are usually beliefs about ourselves and our worth, and they run counter to what God says is true.
This probably isn’t much of a surprise. You’ve no doubt experienced, at some point, how your doubts and insecurities can color how you see everything—how you view the world, how you make choices in your relationships, your work life, about how you allocate your time. They can definitely affect how we choose to love. So it’s no wonder they can impact how we relate to God.
Knowing ourselves, and how we’ve blown it in the past, it’s just difficult to believe that we are, in fact, chosen and now adored, redeemed and now righteous, mighty and now dangerous. And it’s impossible to fake it. We doubt ourselves, and so we doubt God when He tells us we shouldn’t. And it can get so that we doubt Him now, when He tells us anything.
So, what do we do? Well, Holy Spirit told us, in the message we just heard: “I will not convince you of what is true unless you want to be convinced.” He said, “Just your desire to believe that there is more is a road to saying yes to me.”
So, do you want to believe there is more? More of God? More love? More life? For you?
Then this episode is for you . . .