Self-doubt is an enemy to your destiny. Combat self doubt by having confidence in God and His Word. When you trust God's Word, breakthrough will come.
  1. Self-doubt destroys your confidence and undermines your spiritual and material rewards in life.
    1. Self-doubt is constantly questioning yourself and feeling guilty or unsure about your life.
      1. When you doubt yourself, you are never content with where you are.
      2. Self doubt is a demonic attack against your self-worth, self-esteem and confidence.
      3. Never learning how to appreciate where you are will eventually block your blessings.
      4. Self-doubt causes you to be double-minded.
        1. A double-minded man is unstable in all his ways; he will always find himself at "ground zero" (James 1:7).
    2. God wants you to trust and believe in Him (1 John 3:23).

  2. Combat self-doubt by having confidence in God.
    1. Without confidence you won't see God's power, and its results won't become a reality in your life (1 John 5:14).
      1. You cannot be the man or woman of God you were meant to be when you doubt yourself.
      2. You must be content and confident that God loves you.
    2. Look at what God has already done for you.
      1. What God has done for you gives you confidence.
      2. You must have confidence that when you pray, God hears your prayers.
      3. You must have confidence that He is well able to do what He has promised.
    3. You develop confidence in God by spending more time with Him and His Word.

  3. Build confidence in God by not second-guessing yourself.
    1. When Jesus walked on water, the disciples thought he was a ghost. They didn't recognize Him, and as a result, they cried out in fear (Matthew 14:26).
      1. Peter needed something to stir his confidence.
        1. Peter asked Jesus to call him to step out and walk on the water.
      2. Peter believed Jesus was who He said He was and walked on water as a result.
        1. With Jesus' invitation, Peter was full of confidence, but when he saw the circumstances around him, he became afraid and began to sink.
        2. Peter began to doubt and second-guess himself.
        3. Peter's second thought stopped the confidence of his first thought.
        4. Peter's faith was short in endurance.
      3. Jesus saved Peter when he began to sink.
        1. Jesus reassured Peter and restored his confidence.

  4. Breakthrough comes from the Word of God.
    1. Do not doubt your dream.
    2. Do not doubt your anointing.
    3. Do not doubt your vision.
      1. God has equipped you and you must hold fast to your confidence in Him.
    4. Do not condemn yourself.
      1. Open your mouth and speak the Word of God into your life.
      2. Speak and capture all negative thoughts.

Scripture References:

  • James 1:7
  • 1 John 3:23
  • 1 John 5:14
  • Matthew 14:26
Pastor Robert Bagonza
Redeemed Church