Doubt Doesn’t Open Doors

I doubted everything. Everything I knew God wanted for my life, I thought it would never happen for me. Would God allow me to be married? Would God allow me to have a good paying job? Would God allow me to be successful at all? Marriage and success all seemed so close, but yet so far.

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” (Jeremiah 29:11 NIV)

The only thing that kept me from what I knew God planned for my life, and not believing it would ever come to pass, was doubt. And the devil wanted me to continue living this lie. But, not anymore.

One day I said to myself, God DOES want me to be successful. He DOES want me to be married. He DOES want me to have a good job that I enjoy. I had to stop thinking everything good that I wanted to come my way would somehow never come to pass. That doubt was blocking my blessings.

But let him ask in faith, without doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.” (James 1:6-8 NKJV)

Victory is imminent. When I ask, I know it will be given to me. If I seek, I know that what I’m looking for will be found. When I knock on the door, I know it will open for me. (Matthew 7:7).

And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.” (Romans 8:28 NKJV)

What things do you want for your life, that you doubt will ever come to pass? In what moments do you tell yourself, God will never do that for me?

“Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” (Matthew 17:20b NIV)

Three-Min. Devotionals

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