Session 2

Overcome the doubts that tell you it’s impossible

From Making Bold Moves: A 7-Day Devotional

We all know someone who has been blinded to reality. Maybe, you’ve been that girl or that guy. The girl who thought she had a boyfriend, despite her friends saying it sounded more like a hook-up. Or the guy who was so sure he’d gotten the promotion, it took a minute to realize everyone was clapping for someone else.

Just like infatuation and pride stop us from seeing life as it really is, a lack of faith blinds us from seeing life as it can be (Mark 9:23).

One of the biggest barriers to making bold moves comes from inside of us. Without believing Jesus is who He says He is, we’ll never do what He tells us to do.

Jesus spent a good amount of time commenting on people’s faith. And after a while, you see a trend emerge. He celebrates people who are full of faith, and He challenges those whose faith is lacking.

Jesus wasn’t having an ego trip when He pointed out someone’s lack of faith. He simply knew what they were missing, and He loved them enough to point them to the truth. Just like the friends who told you that guy was not that into you, Jesus tells us when we’re not seeing clearly because He wants better for us.

Without faith, we can only see what’s right in front of us. We make decisions based on what’s plausible rather than what’s possible. We’ll bury a God-given dream because it seems impossible or avoid a conversation because we’re worried we’ll seem crazy. This doubt that stops us short is not from Jesus.

“Have faith in God,” Jesus says in Mark 11:22.

For God, everything is possible. Believing that opens up a whole world of opportunity. When we realize the Creator of the universe is the one calling the shots, we realize we aren’t responsible for the outcome. Just the obedience to follow through.

Reflect:
  • Where are you lacking faith today?
  • People in Jesus’ hometown missed the Messiah because of their unbelief (Matthew 13:58). What might you be missing out on because you aren’t seeing your situation as God sees it?
  • How would your day change if you started it full of faith in God and trust in His character?

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Session 1

Bold might not be what you think it is

Who do you consider to be bold? The class clown who isn’t afraid to look silly for a laugh? The confident coworker who dominates every me...

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Session 2

Overcome the doubts that tell you it’s impossible

We all know someone who has been blinded to reality. Maybe, you’ve been that girl or that guy. The girl who thought she had a boyfriend, ...

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Session 3

Are you ready to make a bold move?

Make a bold move. That statement looks attractive on paper and feels good to say out loud. It reminds us of every movie where the underd...

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Session 4

Let the past give you courage for what God can do in the present

Hebrews 11 gives many examples of great faith and a common theme quickly emerges: the choice to let go of rational understanding to ...

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Session 5

Will you dare to be different?

All of us will face a moment when we have to choose to trust God or do what others expect. For Daniel, that moment came when he was selec...

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Session 6

How to fight back when doubt comes

Most of us don’t think of ourselves as strong. But every day, we face a battle in which strength is required. In “The Message”, Eugene P...

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Session 7

Bold moves will humble you — and that’s a good thing

We all know the fear and trepidation that comes when we go for the big ask. Guys practice proposing more times than they will ever admit....

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