“The outcome of your obedience is not your responsibility (1).” Your responsibility is simply to obey. The outcome is then in the hands of the Lord!
Is God asking you to trust Him in a specific area today? If so, chances are the enemy knows and is trying to run interference between you and your blessing. He will put fear in your heart and doubt in your mind. But you have the power to overcome doubt by taking your thoughts captive.
Recently I was taught to add “In Jesus’ Name” behind my thoughts and that would help me determine if they came from God or the enemy. For example, “God can’t use me, In Jesus’ Name.” We know this contradicts scripture because Philippians 4:19 says, “I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.” Therefore I (we) must take that thought captive and recognize it as the untruth that it is.
Once you recognize the truth over the lie, you will be better equipped to step out in obedience. This does not stop the enemy from trying to interfere, but the outcome of your obedience is now in God’s hand.
2 Corinthians 10:5
We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.
(1) “Enough” by author Sharon Jaynes