I’ve been noticing lately that I have a habit of talking myself out of things? Does anyone else do that? It is so subtle just a thought and WHAM, I’m disqualifying myself. Since I starting noticing it I have found that I do it all the time, it crazy.

It works like this, I had an opportunity presented to me recently for a future event. The event coordinator called because he had selected me as a perfect fit to do his event. Almost instantly, I started to disqualify myself in my mind. I came up with reason after reason why I wasn’t able to say yes to the event. Even though the event coordinator said I am perfect for the event.

Then it struck me. I do this every day not only with the opportunities that are presented to me but with the promises of God.

  1. I am qualified by my faith in the finished work of Jesus. But the voice tells me I need to do something besides believe.

  2. He has already said “yes” to all His promises concerning me. And the voice tells me “yeah but?” “For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us.” – 2 Corinthians 1:20 NKJV

  3. They are “His promises” and He desires to give them to me. He makes the rules not me.

  4. We are commanded not to judge. That I assume means “self judgement” also.

So, I am working on not talking myself out of the promises that God has made. They are secure in Jesus and cannot be changed.  It’s a faith deal.  Actually, I made a promise with a friend who struggles with this same issue. We are fasting self judgment and hopefully by the time we are done, we will have created a new lifestyle of confidence in Jesus and His power working through us..! I encourage you to do the same…Jimmie