Are you in a battle for your health, your life, your encouragement, or your positivity today? Don’t sit around and wait until you have no doubts. You have to choose to believe God’s word. It’s a daily choice. You are never going to live this life without any doubts at all until you are in heaven.
We battle. We battle our minds. We battle our flesh. That is why the Lord tells us to take every thought captive and make it obedient to Him. That’s why we are supposed to be living sacrifices. A living sacrifice continually wants to walk, get up, move up to the altar, and take up its agenda.
We have a battle. There is a raging battle between the flesh and the spirit all the time. To assume you will not have any doubts is just deceiving yourself. It’s okay. Just choose to believe God’s word. Put the doubts down. Take the thought captive. Refuse to dwell on them, think about them, and think more about God’s promises than you do about the doubts.
You are not being a hypocrite when you choose to believe God’s word when you are in a fight and are in the middle of the struggle. You are deciding who you are. “Am I this person in the flesh who is in the middle of a battle between my doubts and my faith, or am I who God says I am?” Do you think the real you is your natural mind, your carnal-mindedness? Or do you think your spirit-man is your real you? You have to decide who the real you is and begin to stand in it.
I know the flesh is powerful. It feels like the real you. The doubts are the real you. But the Bible says you become a new creation. You are born again. You’re now a child of God, an alien in this world. You have crossed over out of death and into life. Who is the real you? You have to decide: “This is the real me.”
The new you on the inside is perfect and has the mind of Christ, says 1 Corinthians 2:16. Colossians 3:10 says we have been renewed in the knowledge and the image that created us. 1 John 2:1 says we know all things. It’s not talking about what is in our minds. It’s talking about what is in your spirit. We are just too carnal. We think we are limited by what we know and our knowledge instead of tapping into God’s power and unlimited knowledge. When we agree with our thoughts and understanding, we limit God from working in our lives and our ability to agree with Him.
The new you on the inside is righteous and holy and pure. If you believe the real you has been truly born again, is a new creation, and you are who God says you are, then you are a hypocrite for agreeing with your fleshly doubts. If you consider being a hypocrite as one speaking the word of God and believing you are the righteousness of Christ, then you think the real you is the emotional, physical you and not the spiritual one that has been born again.
It’s time to find out who you are in Christ and change your identity—to have that identity in Him. Be more true than what you look like, what you feel like, what your emotions say, what has happened to you, and the circumstances around you, so you would truly know who God says you are and agree with that more than anything. It would be greater and larger than anything that comes against you. You would not be faithless in challenges if you would believe.