Hebrew 3:19 – So we see that they were not able to enter, because of their unbelief.
If you are acquainted with the story of Moses and the children of Israel, you will remember that the older generation aka the complainers, was not allowed to enter the promise land because of their unbelief. Although they lived off of signs and wonders done by God himself, though they had such a first hand experience with him, they still had a heart that believed not and thus was not allowed to enter the land of milk and honey as God described it. Though I use a biblical example, I would like to elaborate on unbelief.
Unbelief according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, is a lack of faith and I would add is a relative of doubt. When you doubt something, it is hard for it to materialize. How many times things in our lives are held back because of doubt. I know because doubt was my foundation in life. When looking at myself in the mirror, I would see an inferior person who was not capable of doing anything great and so the many ideas would be there but with no chances of bearing fruit. My break through came when I surrendered my life to Christ and started seeing myself through Gods eyes. Now I know I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength – Philippians 4:13, I am now filled with confidence to do whatever I set my mind to do. It’s a process though because the doubt tries to creep in from time to time but with Gods help, I am always blessed to overcome.
I encourage you today as I do myself, to cease the doubting. The minute you start believing in yourself, is the minute things will change in your life. It is also imperative that you surround yourself with people who are positive and can help stare you in the right direction. Do not be like the people who followed Moses and complained instead of believing that the land of milk and honey was theirs. You can get the best out of life if only you believe.