Writers are rather notorious for wrestling with self-doubt, and I’m no exception. But if I had to guess, I’d imagine that self-doubt isn’t unique to writers. I think it’s something everyone struggles with from time to time. Whether it’s about our careers or our appearance or our abilities as a parent or spouse, doubts about ourselves wiggle their way in and won’t leave us alone.
There’s plenty of advice out there for overcoming self-doubt, too. Most of that advice focuses on increasing your self-confidence or boosting your positive self-talk or silencing your inner critic.
But here’s the thing: any cure that looks to us to fix our self-doubt problem is going to fail.
Fortunately, there is a cure for self-doubt. That cure is God. He created us. He gave us good gifts to use to his glory. He tells us that through him all things are possible. And he tells us that no matter what we do or don’t accomplish, achieve, perfect, win, master, [insert goal here], he loves us and he sent his son to die for us.
So next time I’m assailed by self-doubt (okay, right now), I’m going to look to Him and place my confidence in him alone. I pray that you’ll do the same.
What’s something that fills you with self-doubt? How do you remind yourself to place your confidence in God alone?