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Tame Your Tongue - The Doubting Tongue

Words of doubt come out of an unbelieving heart.  If we ever hope to tame a doubting tongue, we must become familiar with the promises of God. Of course, merely knowing the promises of God is not enough; we must become proficient at DECLARING them. ROMANS 10:17 REMINDS us that Faith comes by hearing. WE NEED TO HEAR OURSELVES DECLARING OUR BELIEFS.  The more we declare our unbelief, the more reinforced it becomes. The more we assert our confidence in a positive outcome, the more our faith increases.  Since we will believe what we constantly hear, we must take personal responsibility for what we ALLOW ourselves to hear. 

If the spirit of unbelief plagues you, I challenge you to get a good study Bible and to search the Scriptures relating to your areas of concern. Start by selecting a passage that relates to a current problem. Write it down, meditate on it often, and memorize it.   When doubts arise, fight back with the selected word of God. This sounds simple but is not easy. Some DOUBTS DIE-HARD.  We must be persistent in DECLARING our victory.

What are some things that you find yourself speaking about in a doubtful way?  Is it the fear of pursuing a career or task for which you feel inadequate? The hopelessness of achieving a harmonious relationship with a difficult person?  The seemingly impossible task of getting into shape? God's children are to live by faith—in God and NOTHING ELSE. We cannot afford to get stymied in the "sense realm" of what we can see. Our doubts can deter our destiny. 

Our attitudes and conversations will change when we EMBRACE the reality that apart from God we can do absolutely nothing. Decide today to skip the skepticism, doubt the doubts, and believe the best!

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