At some point in our writing lives, we all experience self-doubt. When this happens, we should not be upset. We should understand that the temptation to doubt oneself, one’s calling, or one’s writing ability is a ploy of the enemy to deflect us from our destiny.
You see, those of us who write for the Kingdom of God pose a threat to the enemy because we proclaim the truth. Because Satan hates truth, he also hates those who proclaim truth. As writers of Jesus Christ, we serve Truth Himself. So it is not surprising when Satan hurls doubt our way.
If you are beset by doubt regarding your writing, resist it in the Name of Jesus. Remember your calling. Most of all, remember the One Who called you, for He is faithful to complete the good work He began in you (Philippians 1:6).
4 thoughts on “Refusing the Demon of Doubt”
thank you for that reminder..I needed it!
July 23, 2010 at 11:52 PM
You are most welcome, dear Jan! Thanks for your post! 🙂
July 24, 2010 at 8:22 AM
I think self-doubt comes because we Christians have been taught not to think more highly of ourselves than we ought. We need to know the difference between that and being confident in what God has called us to.
July 26, 2010 at 12:50 PM
You make an excellent point, Pam. We Christians need to see who we really are in Christ – overcomers and victors! The Word of God is true. We CAN do all things through Christ Who strengthens us – including writing! 🙂
Thanks for your post.
July 26, 2010 at 6:28 PM