Thoughts about God

The Bane of Self-Sabotage.

Are you prone to exhibiting self-sabotaging behaviour? Photo Credit: Unsplash How do you even know if you are, assuming it’s become a rather subconscious habit of yours, unintentionally developed over time? It’s like you’re armed on a battlefield, only to find that the enemy is yourself. By self-sabotage, you’re practically shooting yourself in the leg […]

The Bane of Self-Sabotage.

I was reading a devotional this morning and the author said this and I thought of this post to share:

“Doubt and destiny are like two sides of a coin. Most of our self-doubt comes from the opinions, expectations, and wounds of others passed down as wisdom. We’ve been taught to believe in God but never taught how to believe in ourselves in a healthy and hearty way. When lingering inner thoughts whisper that we’re not good enough, loved enough, worthy enough, or just enough, we shrink. We settle. And we self-sabotage.”

It won’t matter what marvellous and wonderful things God has in store for us if we are exhibiting self-limiting behaviours. He won’t take us past the level we’re willing to go. That’s where faith comes into action. The saying ‘heaven helps those who help themselves’ albeit non-biblical is true to some extent. We know we serve a God that believes in free will. He’s not one to force His blessings on us. The Bible says:

But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord.
James 1:6‭-‬7 NIV

Photo by Diana Schröder-Bode on Unsplash

We see how much God requires our faith to be active in everything we do in this life. There’s no other way, except to live a life full of faith. That’s the only way to get the best out of what God desires to offer.

Photo by Alysha Rosly on Unsplash

Love and Grace,

© Zizi, 2022.

4 thoughts on “The Bane of Self-Sabotage.”

  1. Good thoughts. We refer to such self imposed limiting actions, behaviors and attitudes as self-defeating. They limit the progress, success level achievements etc. of the individual.
    Identifying such in one’s life and dealing with them wisely will help a lot.
    Thanks.

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