by Stan Coffey

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How To Defeat Your Doubts (3 of 6)
Stan Coffey
II Corinthians 4:8

If you have your Bible I want you to turn to II Corinthians 4:8. We have been speaking about how to be all God wants you to be, how to become all that you can become in Jesus Christ. And today I want to speak on the subject "How To Defeat Your Doubts". We all have doubts. And we have to learn to defeat our doubts if we are to be all God wants us to be.

II Corinthians 4:8 (KJV) "We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; 9Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;"

In the Good News Translation it says this – "we are often troubled but not crushed. Sometimes in doubt, but never in despair. There are many enemies but we are never without a friend. And though we badly hurt at times, we are not destroyed." Paul said we are often troubled but not crushed, sometimes in doubt but never in despair. Even the apostle Paul had doubts. Now, all people experience doubt in their daily life. We have a tendency to second guess our selves – did I make the right decision, do I need to take this back to the store?

I bought some new shoes this week and I am going to wear them in Russia. I wanted to buy some comfortable shoes. My wife encouraged me to do so. So I came home, put on my new shoes and said what do you think? I am always in trouble when I pick out something for my self! She said those are the ugliest shoes I have ever seen! Well, I wanted to take them back, but I am not going to. I am going to wear them. But I have some doubts about those shoes.

All of us have tendency to doubt, it is a human characteristic. When you doubt others, we call that suspicion. When we doubt the future, we call that worry. When we doubt God we call it unbelief. When we doubt our selves, we call it inferiority. When we doubt what we are told on television, we call it intelligence! Men typically go th ...

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