4 Effective Ways To Tackle Self-Sabotage.

How many times do we talk ourselves out of our own blessings??how often do we think it’s out of humility to speak contrary of what we desire because we think some blessings are meant for certain people??Yes, am talking to you my reader, how many times have you short changed your own blessings? You think you are not a candidate to walk in God’s favor, honor, and divine health because of where you are coming from? You tag your background, your past mistakes, and your education level as legit reasons, why you can’t walk in certain blessings which God desires you to walk in. I ‘ll be honest with you 101%, I have heard countless times people sabotaging their own blessings by just saying they are not meant to walk in certain dimensions. They think it’s cool and that’s the way things ought to be in their lives but that’s’ the lie from the devil.
Just because you are not where you desire to be or how long you have waited for that breakthrough, does not mean God will not do a new thing in your life!!!Most of the times when we talk ourselves out of God’s blessings is due to discouragements, disappointments, lack of faith, poor self-image or lack of confidence, Coming to think of it, when God made a covenant with Abraham in Genesis 15:1-6  After these things the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision, saying, “Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your exceedingly great reward.”But Abram said, “Lord God, what will You give me, seeing I go childless, and the heir of my house is Eliezer of Damascus?”Then Abram said, “Look, You have given me no offspring; indeed one born in my house is my heir!”And behold, the word of the Lord came to him, saying, “This one shall not be your heir, but one who will come from your own body shall be your heir.” Then He brought him outside and said, “Look now toward heaven, and count the stars if you are able to number them.” And He said to him, “So shall your descendants be.”And he believed in the Lord, and He accounted it to him for righteousness. Nothing in His life suggested what God was saying would fall into place but he believed
To bring my point home, when God gave Abraham the promise, Sarah His wife was not with Him. Along the way out of her discouragement and desire to have children, she suggested an idea that was not in line with God’s covenant with Abraham. Genesis 16:1-4Now Sarai, Abram’s wife, had borne him no children. And she had an Egyptian maidservant whose name was Hagar. So Sarai said to Abram, “See now, the Lord has restrained me from bearing children. Please, go in to my maid; perhaps I shall obtain children by her.” And Abram heeded the voice of Sarai.Then Sarai, Abram’s wife, took Hagar her maid, the Egyptian, and gave her to her husband Abram to be his wife, after Abram had dwelt ten years in the land of Canaan. So he went in to Hagar, and she conceived. And when she saw that she had conceived, her mistress became despised in her eyes. This clearly illustrates of how God will give you an instruction, a promise, a dream or a vision but someone who was not with you, while God was giving you that word ,will try to talk you out of it because nothing seems to be working out for you. I have blogged about Power of suggestion which I believe it’s a good read to connect with this post.
Trust me on this, whenever we allow the opinions of people to define us, we end up doubting what God promised us.Some people will tell you, you will never amount to anything or you will never walk out of that messy situation, others will you tell right on your face, you will never get married but once you allow those negative seeds to grow in your heart, you end up talking yourself out of your own blessings with your own confessions. The world will always have an opinion why you are going through what you are currently going through and why you are not this or that but Honey!!!You have the power in our own words to allow God’s word to become a reality in your life or what everyone is saying, the choice is yours. God’s word clearly states in the book of Job 22:28 You will also declare a thing,and it will be established for you;so light will shine on your ways. What are you busy confessing with your own mouth??Talking yourself out of your own blessings is not an act of humility but an act of doubting God and sabotaging your own destiny. Yes, you heard me right you are sabotaging your own destiny.
Our God is a God of purpose, we may not always understand His purpose but we can be sure, He definitely has one. Something may look terrible to us and yet all the while God intends to show His glory by working something good from it. Hear me right, God does not have a few favorite people nor has He assigned His children to an upper, middle or lower class. The world may think that way but God does not and we should not also think that way. The promises of God are for whosoever will believe in God and serve Him whole heartedly. Galatians 2:6  But from those who were of high reputation (whatever they were—in terms of individual importance makes no difference to me; God shows no partiality He is not impressed with the positions that people hold nor does He recognize distinctions such as fame or power)—well, those who were of reputation contributed nothing to me (that is, they had nothing to add to my gospel message nor did they impose any new requirements on me).God’s principles will work out for anyone who is willing to work with them. Acts 10:34 Then Peter replied, “I see very clearly that God shows no favoritism.

Take Note:-The enemy will never know how to attack you strategically, unless you give him the permission with your own confessions.

How to Tackle Self-Sabotage

1) Be Your Own Gatekeeper

If you really want to correct self-sabotage, you have to be the gatekeeper of your own thoughts, actions, and decisions. What do I mean?? Everything you do, be ready to ask yourself, am I limiting myself in any way?” Be extra conscious about the thoughts you think, the actions you take, and the decisions you make, because you are the one who lives with them.

2) Examine Your Thoughts,

Do you carry thoughts that sabotage your intentions? Self-sabotaging thoughts are like invisible ropes that hold you back from moving forward. You can’t see them. But you can feel them. If you want to stop sabotaging yourself, you need to remove these self-sabotaging thoughts. Delete them and In their place, instill new, empowering thoughts that will push you forward.

3.Understand the Reasons Why You Self-Sabotage  and Let them Go.

There are many reasons why we would want to sabotage ourselves. Maybe we are afraid of success. Maybe we are scared that we wouldn’t be able to handle it when we make it. Maybe we are scared there will be nothing left to do after we make it. Maybe we just want to keep things simple. Maybe we like to make things complicated for ourselves. Maybe misery loves company and we want to make ourselves miserable. Without understanding your reasons for self-sabotage, your self-sabotaging inclinations will keep returning even after you address your self-sabotaging thoughts and actions. Recognizing these reasons and letting go of them subsequently eliminates the self-sabotaging behavior.

4) Examine Your Behavior

Most of our behaviors are things we do on auto-pilot, guided by our undercurrent beliefs, habits, and past practices. As a gatekeeper of your own life, it is your role to crosscheck your normal behavior for any self-sabotaging actions. What you see as natural character traits, habits, and reactions may well be self-sabotaging you without you realizing it. It takes a very conscious person to be able to take a step back, evaluate his/her behavior, and recognize, “Hey, maybe there’s more to this than meets the eye.”

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