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3 Ways to Combat Self-Doubt: Is it God's Voice, Your Voice, or Someone Else's Expectations? #71

May 15, 2023
00:00 18:30
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What is something God has been touching your heart to let go of, but you doubt if it’s God asking you to change, someone else, or yourself?  What is something God wants to add new in your life?

One of the biggest challenges to mental health is indecision and feeling stuck:  Which voice is God’s or is someone else’s expectations?

Expectations are hard to manage because God may be prompting you to make changes, yet it can become confusing: is it really God calling me to let go of certain roles or responsibilities, or is it just my idea, or is it someone else’s expectations that I’m afraid to disappoint.

Soul Care coach Bonnie will help give you confidence and clarity to make decisions using three passages in Scripture to discern whose voice may be causing you confusion. Learn scientific tips based on scripture to ease anxiety in decision-making.

Learn to:

  • Ask questions to ask yourself to discern and grow in confidence
  • Apply a 3-point litmus test using 3 passages of scripture to know if expectations are from God’s voice or someone else.
  • Identify if your fear or confusion is from a voice from the past
  • Discern if your doubt is from fear of others’ judgments, letting God down, or self-doubt.
  • Let go and choose rest without giving in to pressure from people you admire or want approval from.

Scripture: The Good Shepherd (John 10), Fruits of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23), Qualities of Jesus' Voice (Matthew 11:29)

Scripture: “Come to me those who are weary…  and find rest for your souls.” Matthew 11:28-Soul Care Tip: Nature Sounds lower anxiety


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Bonnie Gray is the author of Finding Spiritual Whitespace and Whispers of Rest. An inspirational speaker and retreat leader, she has touched thousands of lives through storytelling, visual arts, nature, prayer and meditation. Bonnie’s writing is featured at Relevant Magazine, (in)courage, and Christianity Today. She lives in California with her husband and their two sons.
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