Dare to Believe: Week Twenty-five

by Jim Hockaday

The devil knows that if he can plant seeds of doubt in your mind, they will grow like weeds to choke your faith. Remember when Peter began to walk on the water? He stayed on the surface until he started to look at the waves instead of at Jesus. Once his focus shifted, the doubts quickly overwhelmed his faith and he began to sink. (Matthew 14:25-31)

You need to recognize that your faith is not in yourself—in your own power or strength—but in God. As the author of Hebrews said, we need to be looking at Jesus. (Hebrews 12:2)

There is no battle you cannot win through faith if you first win the battle over your own thoughts. Paul considered that his life was no longer his own; it totally belonged to the Christ living in him. Can you imagine today that you are more like Jesus than you’ve ever given yourself credit for?

“Father, I confess today that I am just like Jesus. Even if my thoughts try to wander I am determined to keep them fixed on you. Father, help me to always think of who I am in relation to Christ Jesus.”