Dear Younger Me,
Fight like Jesus did. When your mind is overcome with doubt, shame, fear, and insert any other emotion here, do what Jesus did when He was led into the desert. When Satan challenged Jesus and said to Him, “If you are the Son of God…”, what if he was also making Jesus doubt who He was?
Yet, Jesus answered every challenge like this: “The Scriptures say…”
When the enemy comes to challenge you, remember to fight this way. There are several places in the Bible that command resisting the devil, being alert, and standing firm against his schemes. This is exactly what you should do, but sometimes trying to figure out how to resist and stand firm is exhausting and you end up at the point where you're crying out to God, "I can't think anymore - please just hold me now."
But, Jesus’ way worked. He knew the Word, and He held to it in the trial. Not only did He hold to it, but He spoke it. So, fight like He did. Hold to the truth in God's word and speak it!
When you’re insecure - The Scriptures say...I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
When you’re doubting - The Scriptures say…God will never fail you.
When you’re tired - The Scriptures say…God is your shelter and His promises protect you.
There’s no better way than to follow the example set by Jesus, and even more comforting to know that as you do what He did, you’re also speaking His word over you!