“God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”        2Ti 1:7 NKJV

Step 2: Start saying what God says about you in His Word. Words matter, especially when they’re God’s words! Look around you; everything in creation was first a word that was thought and spoken by God. “Then God said, “Let there be…And it was so” (Ge 1:14-15 NIV). His words contain the power of who He is. So when you believe and speak God’s Word, you’re connecting with His mighty creative Logos. Why is it necessary to speak God’s Word and not just think it? First, because hearing yourself speaking God’s Word is a powerful reinforcer. Second, because you remember what you recite. Third, because the Enemy hears you. When Jesus spoke God’s Word to Satan in the wilderness temptation, he fled (See Mt 4:11). Step 3: Act on what God says about you. God has given you “a sound mind”—that means you’re a good thinker. Now, if you really believed that, what would you do that you’re not doing now? How big a step of faith would you be willing to take? God has given you the ability to “love.” If you really believed that, how would you demonstrate your love for God and others? Would you begin or resume giving to your church? Would you forgive someone who has hurt you? Would you serve others instead of being self-absorbed? Nothing builds your faith like acting on God’s Word. Visualize yourself taking these steps and it will change the way you feel about yourself.