Held Back by Doubt - Erin Cyrier
Being discouraged has been my enemy recently, whether that is in school or music or writing. The enemy has been tugging at my heart telling me that all the things I want to do are either not enough or not good. I have put my faith in doubt and the enemy and it not only kept me from pursuing the things I love to do, but also made me believe the lies I heard.
You aren’t smart enough.
You will never be good enough.
You don’t deserve to do any of this.
If anyone else has experienced this, know that you aren’t alone and that those lies aren’t true. The enemy will do anything to keep you from fulfilling the plan that God has for you. I have been in a mindset where I believed that God’s plan was not good enough and that it wasn’t what was best for me. How crazy is it for me to doubt the goodness of God and his understanding of my life? How can I doubt the understanding of the God who created me in his own image? It says in Jeremiah 29:11, “I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you to give you a future and a hope.” God is not going to put you in a situation or give you certain abilities for no reason. He knows you better than you know yourself. Don’t doubt God’s plan and don’t doubt the abilities he’s given you. Pursue God and you’ll pursue peace. Trust and listen to God before you listen to your emotions.
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