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Building Your Faith: Pt 4

Overcoming Doubt

If you would like to extend this over a week, you can easily do one of the points each day of your devotion.  For a printable version, click here.  
Monday

True or false:  God has a purpose and a plan for your life?  

If true, what is His plan and purpose?  If false, why not?  ________________________________________
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Ephesians 2:10 - For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.  

What mental blocks are keeping you from saying "How could God use me?"  ___________________
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1 Corinthians 2:9 - No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love Him.  (NLT)

Ephesians 3:20 - Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us.... (NIV)

Spend some time in prayer and ask God to stretch your imagination.  

What does God want me to do today?  __________________________________________________________
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Tuesday

Ephesians 3:20 - Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us.... (NIV)

If you knew your dream for your life would come true, what would that dream be?  ____________
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One of the greatest dream killers is DOUBT:  "I doubt that God could use me."

What do you think causes people to be frozen by doubt?  _______________________________________
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Joshua 1:9 - "Be bold and strong!  Banish fear and doubt!  For remember, the Lord your God is with you wherever you go."

What does banish mean to you?  ________________________________________________________________
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In verse 9, who is with you?  _________________________________________________________________________________

What does God want me to do today?  __________________________________________________________
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Wednesday

God doesn't care where you've been.  What matters is the direction your feet are headed right now.  

Thirteen times Joshua used the word "promise."

Joshua 1:3 - "I promised Moses I would give you this land, so I will give you every place you go in the land."  (NCV)

Read verses:  
Joshua 1:5 - "No one will be able to stand up against you all the days of your life."

Joshua 1:7 - "...that you will be successful wherever you go."

Joshua 1:9 - "Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go." 
 

What does God promise us:

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2.  vv7:  __________________________________________________________________________________________

3.  vv9:  __________________________________________________________________________________________

How will God's promises help you this week:  ___________________________________________________
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What does God want from me today?  __________________________________________________________
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Thursday

Joshua 1:5 - "No one will be able to defeat you all your life.  Just as I was with Moses, so I will be with you.  I will not leave you or forget you."  (NCV)

Proverbs 3:5-6 - Trust in the Lord with all your heart.  And do not lean on your own understanding.  In all your ways acknowledge Him.  And He will make your paths straight.  (NAS)

What does it mean to "lean"?  ___________________________________________________________________
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How do you lean on your own understanding?  ________________________________________________
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What are some ways you can "acknowledge Him"?  ___________________________________________
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Who is the source of your strength?  __________________________________________________________

What does God want me to do today?  ________________________________________________________

Friday

Joshua 1:10-11 - Then Joshua issued instructions to the leaders to tell the people to get ready to cross the Jordan River.  (LB)

There comes a point in life where you stop talking, thinking, and planning, and you just do it.

When you think of your dream for your life, what is your Jordan River (barrier)?  _______________
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Ephesians 3:20 - God can do anything, you know--far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams!  He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us.  His Spirit deeply and gently within us."  (MES)

What do you think "working within us" means?  ________________________________________________
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Is He working in your life?  If yes, how?  If not, why not?  _______________________________________
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What does God want me to do today?  _________________________________________________________
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