Hey there! I’m Alicia Hunter here to wrap up Week 4 with you.
I get excited about new situations and new opportunities, but then something happens.
Fear takes over.
“I can’t do this!”
“What if I fail?”
“I’m not good enough.”
In Day 5 of Trustworthy this week, Lysa TerKeurst helps us understand:
“The battle is either won or lost based on the decisions that flow from our minds.”
I want to win the battle. But positive thoughts get hijacked by doubt. It happens at work and at home. It happened once when my husband signed me up for a 5K.
I’m not a runner. But joining my husband in something he loves brings joy… and sometimes fear.
Race day came, and when my feet hit the pavement, Philippians 4:13 came to mind. I wondered, did "all things through Christ" include a 5K? I was about to find out.
I turned a corner, grumbling to myself, legs wobbly, gasping for breath. I wanted to quit.
But I heard a noise. Then I saw the street lined with people holding posters, cheering... for me!
“You can do it!”
“You’ve got this!”
My pain eased. Negative thoughts faded as I crossed the finish line.
The encouragement of that day helped me learn that fear fades when I quit letting doubt prevail.
So how do we do that?
Declare: Speak the Word of God out loud over your situation.
Believe: Don't listen to doubt that creeps in. Decide to trust God because, like we learned this week, trust is greater than fear.
Respond: Take the first step. God will send people to cheer you on.
You’ve got this,
Reflect and Respond:
What situation in your life is causing fear? What step can you take today to overcome that fear?
For Your Weekend:
In Session 5 of the Trustworthy videos, Lysa teaches how God’s faithfulness should move us to pursue holiness. It’s just under 20 minutes. Take notes as you watch, starting on page 158. (Special thanks to LifeWay Publishers for making this available to us for FREE during our study. Please note: this video will only be available on our blog through March 6. If you wish, you can purchase the videos here.)
(Here are instructions to access closed captioning or the video transcripts if you need them.)
P.S. If you missed the past video sessions, here they are again: