Doubt. We all have it at some point in our life. But what happens when we have doubt in our dreams? There are so many things that can derail a dream, but doubt is the ultimate enemy. What if I can’t succeed? What if I don’t make enough money? What if it takes too long?
These questions can bombard us into believing that the dream itself is unattainable. But that is the problem. Before we even attempt the dream, we dismiss it as too much work or effort. Not worth any sacrifice or discomfort to achieve it.
But here’s the thing. Doubt should not discourage you from attempting your dreams. People throughout history have had dreams, littered with doubtful thoughts. If they had let those thoughts take over, they would have ended in failure right from the start.
“But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.” ~James 1:6~
So here is my advice to combat doubts:
*Have a plan.
*Believe in yourself.
Most of these are self-explanatory, but particularly pay attention the last two. You must realize that sometimes you may only have yourself to fall back on if times get tough. But you must also remember that faith can bring you comfort & rest. God never leaves you, & He will help you achieve your dreams.
“‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord. ‘Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.'” ~Jeremiah 29:11~