FACING YOUR INSECURITIES

Series: DOBTING GOD

November 23, 2022
Michal Boyd

FACING YOUR INSECURITIES LISTEN ON MIXLR @ https://gbcsl.mixlr.com WATCH US ON YOU TUBE LIVE @ http://www.youtube.com/gracechurch-slus/liveE Join us on Discord at the Grace Baptist Church Hangout https://discord-gg/u9zt9dq 10 For we are His creation, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared ahead of time so that we should walk in them. Eph 2:10 What would look different in your life if you lived like this verse was true of you? How often do you doubt yourself and your abilities? What truths about God do you need to remember when you’re having doubts about yourself? Talk about an insecurity or failure that you’ve struggled with. In what ways could God use that experience for His glory? poiema: a creation with a designated purpose, workmanship, a masterpiece

Episode Notes

WHO DOES GOD MOST OFTEN USE?

God uses the unlikely.

6 When they arrived, Samuel saw Eliab and said, “Certainly the Lord’s anointed one is here before Him.” 7 But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or his stature, because I have rejected him. Man does not see what the Lord sees,[a] for man sees what is visible,[b] but the Lord sees the heart.” I. Samuel 16:6-7


God loves to use those who are overlooked by others.

God specializes in using the unlikely to accomplish the impossible.

God uses the insecure.

“But Lord,” Gideon replied, “how can I rescue Israel? My clan is the weakest in the whole tribe of Manasseh, and I am the least in my entire family!” Judges 6:15 NLT

God uses failures.

60 But Peter said, “Man, I don’t know what you’re talking about!” Immediately, while he was still speaking, a rooster crowed. 61 Then the Lord turned and looked at Peter. So Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how He had said to him, “Before the rooster crows today, you will deny Me three times.” 62 And he went outside and wept bitterly. Luke 22:60-62


15 When they had eaten breakfast, Jesus asked Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John,[h] do you love[i] Me more than these?” “Yes, Lord,” he said to Him, “You know that I love You.” “Feed My lambs,” He told him. 16 A second time He asked him, “Simon, son of John, do you love Me?” “Yes, Lord,” he said to Him, “You know that I love You.” “Shepherd My sheep,” He told him. 17 He asked him the third time, “Simon, son of John, do you love Me?” Peter was grieved that He asked him the third time, “Do you love Me?” He said, “Lord, You know everything! You know that I love You.” “Feed My sheep,” Jesus said. 18 “I assure you: When you were young, you would tie your belt and walk wherever you wanted. But when you grow old, you will stretch out your hands and someone else will tie you and carry you where you don’t want to go.” 19 He said this to signify by what kind of death he would glorify God.[j] After saying this, He told him, “Follow Me!” John 21:15-19


…“Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.” Acts 2:38 NIV

Those who accepted his message were baptized, and about three thousand were added to their number that day. Acts 2:41 NIV

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Think About it
Read Ephesians 2:10.
 
 What would look different in your life if you lived like this verse was true of you?
How often do you doubt yourself and your abilities? What truths about God do you need to remember when you’re having doubts about yourself?
Talk about an insecurity or failure that you’ve struggled with. In what ways could God use that experience for His glory?

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