Day 11 – Don’t Doubt!
Hello to all the cybernauts!
I’ve been following every comment; every day I have read them and there is no way to respond to each and everyone, but pay close attention to the topics, in the Word of God, and in what I have to tell you.
Today’s topic is “Don’t doubt.” Follow along in James 1.5-8:
“If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.”
You see my cybernaut friend, what is wrong is not the problems that are outside of you, but the biggest problem is the doubt that you nourish inside of you.
And you ask: “How can I take out something I do not understand, I do not know, and which divides me?” You’ll take it out believing in the words of the Lord Jesus! When, for example, you have a difficulty when you are going to church…but before the meeting begins, you converse with people, you stay thinking on “a million things,” like on what you talked about, what you saw, what happened from the way home… you are paying attention to everything. When you get to church…what happens? Your mind is bombarded of thoughts about what is going on, the way others are looking at you, the way you are praying, etc. That means: you are guided by what others are thinking of you, and when you have to set yourself to reach an outcome in your life, you can’t do it! You look to one side and to the other, “weigh the reasons you have” to feed your “thesis”—your doubt—and you stay divided! Instead of launching yourself at what God is saying to you, is asking, is teaching, you prioritize that thought you have in regards to something. So then what do you have to do?
The Word of God gives an immediate response: When you need of wisdom, ask God that He will give you liberally.
Why don’t you ask God and stay with that doubt? Because you wait for people to answer you and not for God to give you the answer: “How will God answer me? I do not hear His voice… How do you manage to hear God’s voice, Viviane?” Do you know when? When I insist, and not only that, but when I ask Him and my actions show that I prioritize His will.
If you have doubts than for sure you are prioritizing your own will and not God’s. You are not vigilant in doing what was advised, taught and guided, but you just think on your doubts, instead of asking God and allowing Him to speak.
What is the difference between you and I? The difference is that I ask God, I insist and I believe that He will speak! I do not know how God will do it, but He will speak!
Ask God, but do it with faith, because if you ask doubting… “Oh, I do not know if He will answer me; He didn’t speak with me so far … I always have to listen to others in order to hear God’s voice.” You do not have to doubt, because that’s where unbelief enters, which is the opposite of faith. You have to ask and be certain that He will talk to you without fear, without apprehension or doubt!
“But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind…”
That is you, when you are in doubt, you become anxious, agitated, nervous, angry, upset …you don’t move forward in life because you allow the doubt to settle in—you don’t take it out; you don’t act out the faith that is within you!
“For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.”
If you allow the doubt to manipulate you, do not expect something from God! And that is the mere truth, when you are in doubt there is no strength, no determination, no definition, no perseverance—just the opposite!
You are unstable not only with God but in all the areas. Double-minded means that sometimes you speak one thing and other times another, sometimes you are in faith and other times you’re not, that means that there is no certainty inside of you.
For a moment you are in the faith, saying good things about yourself, and at another moment you are already professing negative words. Then you are double-minded, and do not expect to receive the Holy Spirit being like that. You have to be persistent and find the values that are inside—be constant!
Learn to do things the right way and to improve in them, like honoring what you profess to God, otherwise you are not using the faith. Also, you do not show respect and dignity as to what you say, becoming an unstable person: You talk to God about a goal you have but you act in a wrong way. That’s not right! Fix this now! Talk to God, for if you need wisdom, you need to understand, you need to resolve, than He will show you but you have to go after it and leave the doubt behind.
Until tomorrow, and be sure to comment on the Blog.