The truth is, God’s ways recorded in Scripture are superior to my ways. His ways excel man’s ways or the world’s ways. His ways are most productive for my good or advantage, and yes, even my satisfaction. This is because of the greatness of His love, grace, and mercy, and not because I merited His best by works. This is the truth that the Bible teaches. Thoughts and feelings that God’s ways won’t work are lies which the enemy lies to us. We do not have to accept those lies. We can reject the lies and believe the truth instead.
This is how I trained my heart and mind to receive and believe the truth:
“I am feeling __stubborn__, but it is only a feeling brought on by my past. It is not a true reflection of my current reality. My reality is determined by the word of God, and this is what it says: ___ repeat Scripture ___.”
The word of God is powerful, living and active, the weapon of our warfare which is effective against all the lies of the enemy and mighty to tear down strongholds (2 Cor 10:4).