3 Ways to Break Through the Baggage and Be Bold | Doug Addison
Doug Addison

3 Ways to Break Through the Baggage and Be Bold

   Bookmark and Share

For God does speak—now one way, now another—though no one perceives it.
Job 33:14 NIV

This is a time like never before that we need to hear the voice of God in our lives. God is speaking all the time, but most people do not perceive it. Or they have not been trained to discern His voice from their own or other sources.

Let’s face it, the phrase “hearing God” or “the prophetic” has some baggage. Some people have been wounded along the way. But no matter what your experience has been, we must not throw out the baby with the bathwater! God still speaks today, and hearing His voice for yourself will activate you into a deeper relationship with Him.

1. Press in and ask

Just after Jesus taught the disciples to pray (Luke 11), He told two parables to activate it. One was of a man who needed bread in the middle of the night, so he came to a friend’s house and persisted in asking until he got it.

I tell you, even though he will not get up and give you the bread because of friendship, yet because of your shameless audacity he will surely get up and give you as much as you need. So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. Luke 11:8–10 NIV

This is a time to ask, seek and knock, and have shameless audacity!

2. Know God’s heart

After that, Jesus went right into another parable that explains God’s heart as a father. This provides confidence and trust that God will speak to us.

“Which of you fathers, if your son asks for a fish, will give him a snake instead? Or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!” Luke 11:11–13

If we have a preconceived belief that God is harsh or militant, we will interpret the things He says to us through a filter of fear. But God is a good, loving Father who gives good gifts to His children.

Go beyond believing that God wants to speak to you, and know that you can get bold and trust God to answer you. If you already hear Him—ask for more.

3. Break through fear

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

Many people are afraid that they will be deceived or that what they are asking is not in God’s will. Trust God as a Father. Your heavenly Father does not want to be harsh or mean to you.

If you are trying to be perfect, there is no room for you to grow. God uses our mistakes to train us. I have made my share of mistakes—and I still do—but God uses them to teach me and help me make a greater impact later.

It’s time to press in, know God and break through our fears. God is ready to take you to the next level!


Doug Addison

P.S. I know you want to grow and hear God for your life, but I also know many of you are busy or tired of spinning your wheels. So I’ve developed an accelerated learning process that actually works for people to discover the unique ways God speaks to them every day—so you can step into the bigger things God has for you!

It only takes a few hours each month and it will get you on the fast track to learning to discern God’s voice and living supernatural lifestyle. Find out more here: http://hearinggod365.com

Doug Addison is a prophetic speaker, author and coach. He is known for his Daily Prophetic Words, Spirit Connection webcast, podcast, and blog. Doug’s message of love, hope and having fun reaches people around the world! His powerful, positively funny teaching style and coaching helps open people to discover their destiny and experience God’s supernatural love and power. He and his wife Linda live in Los Angeles, California, where he is impacting the arts, entertainment and media industries.


18 thoughts on “3 Ways to Break Through the Baggage and Be Bold

  1. Ana-Maria Teleman says:

    I praise and thank the Lord for his goodness!
    May the Lord bless you!
    Thank you for all your encouragements!
    Pray for Knud and pray for me,

  2. anna says:

    dear Doug we realy stuck andare littel disapointet because we bougt many books and learned but nuthing ganges i have many dreams but i dount anderstand all of them what can we do we realy Need a breackthou in our Familie thankou for you anser
    my the Lord bless you anna

    • Admin Nikki says:

      Awesome thank you so much! We always appreciate when people share!

      Bless you!

      -Nikki, InLight Connection Staff

  3. Kathryn Darnell says:

    Thank you Doug, this was really helpful and I am truly grateful! I have not started your course, yet because I was at the back to back conferences I had asked for prayer about. They ended up speaking lies about me there to the leadership and telling me I cannot come back there for a year to anymore conferences. So I would appreciate prayer about that being reversed because of the lies. Thank you. 👑

    • Admin Nikki says:

      I’m so sorry that happened to you Kathryn. That must of been really hard. Praying now for healing and wonderful change for you. I’m excited for you to start the course, you will really enjoy it! Stay strong!

      Bless you Kathryn!

      -Nikki, InLight Connection Staff

  4. Peggy VanLeer says:

    My past was I was raised Jehovah witness and we were taught in teaching of fear and fear of Armagadon and I use to hide food in the wall’s where I lived and here I was learning about fear Jehovah never knew Him as Jehovah jireh my provider.your message really hit home with me about some say they know about God but really haven’t been seeking to hear him for themselves so they can know him personally for themselves without man-made interpetations

    • Admin Nikki says:

      Oh Peggy, I’m so glad you are free from fear now. You are God’s precious daughter and he loves you so much. Thank you for sharing.

      Bless you!

      -Nikki, InLight Connection Staff

  5. Elyce Mouskondis says:

    I have been a partner and reading all the materials you have been sending me for just a few months, but what I have learned from you has shorten my growth by years.
    For so many years I looked at God the Father as a angry God, but know Him now as a loving Father. Even now the tears are streaming down my face because I know He loves me.
    You have opened up God’s word to me with new eyes and understanding like I have never known. Through you God is answering the prayer I have had for years. “God I want to know you.” Thank you for helping and equipping the Body of Christ with the tools and understanding to know God and be known by Him.
    Thank you for helping me.
    You, Linda and your staff are in my prayers. Elyce

    • Admin Nikki says:

      Thank you Elyce. This touched my heart so much. I am thrilled that you have been greatly impacted by Doug and have grown closer to God. Thank you so much for sharing, and may you continue to grow even more! <3

      Bless you!

      -Nikki, InLight Connection Staff

  6. Cass says:

    I just thanked God for your life and ministry. Would not have made it without yours and Kat Kerr’s surity in love and authority and humbleness the past two years. God has perfect timing for our struggles. I pray a mighty abundance of all if the gifts God has for you to be released to you this year. A pot of gold love to pour on others. Bless u my brother in Yeshua Jesus mighty name!!

    • Admin Nikki says:

      Wow Cass. Thank you so much for sharing that. That means so much to hear how Doug has impacted people, really brings such joy to my heart. Bless you and all God is doing in your life!

      -Nikki, InLight Connection Staff

  7. Mary Leonard says:

    I was always afraid if I told people what God was speaking to me they would call me a liar or think I was crazy. Worst I might be miss interrupting. Then I realized the wide berth He gives you. And that when you get it wrong He speaks even louder. Praise God. Open your heart to God’s heart and he will protect your mouth. So they think your crazy they are still hearing God’s voice through you. Amen

    • Nikki, InLight Connection Staff says:

      I love that Mary. You are so right, when you get it wrong He speaks louder, or even in a different way. Bless you!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *