Self-doubt is a troubling topic. Often the thought of not knowing what is to come can present one with rather unwanted feelings or insecurities. Being uncertain about the future is quite the college dilemma. When we begin to face feelings of self-doubt, I think it is important to recognize all of our capabilities and God given talents. I believe when we truly embrace the talents and passions God has blessed us with, we can throw away the self-doubt that entangles us.
What I believe to be the most important step in putting an end to self-doubt is examining why these doubts are present in the first place. Often the very occurrence of self-doubt is not due to the thought that we are not capable in the first place, but it is rather the idea that to complete such a task or duty takes all of our compliance. Also, facing our situations head-on can sometimes bring a better understanding of why we doubt ourselves in the first place. When we doubt our capabilities, we doubt our esteem.
I think it is human nature to disregard our skill level. Of course, anyone who boasts is often not acknowledged, but there is a clear difference between feeling accomplished and plainly being prideful. We need to bring ourselves up by giving ourselves the credit we truly crave. We can receive this amazing feeling of security resting in Providence. Growing up I have always heard that we are our own worst critics, and I think there is so much value in this truth. When we doubt ourselves, we truly blind ourselves from the gifts God has given us.
The Devil clearly tries to hide our value and magnificence by placing these thoughts in our heads as well. The Devil will try anything to get us to doubt our worth and identity in God. When we truly rest in God’s grace and His plan for us, we simply do not allow room for these thoughts of unworthiness to settle in our lives.
Overall, I think the most important way we can conquer self-doubt is by surrounding ourselves with people who uplift us and provide us with encouragement. It is when we are truly vulnerable and genuine with others that we can experience this spiritual revival and fulfillment. Most importantly, it is vital that we rest our lives in God’s hands. When we lay our worries at God’s feet, we become doubtless.