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DOUBLE-MINDED

Hebrews 10:23 reads, “Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful”.  Are you someone who wavers in your faith? Some Christians live lives that rival even some of the most ruthless villains in movies because they can’t seem to determine who they want to be - the good or bad guy. God has given each of us the free will to make choices; and when we choose God, he wants us to stand firm in the faith without wavering. The definition of waver is to be undecided between two opinions or courses of action, to be irresolute. James 1:8 reads, “A double-minded man is unstable in all his ways”. The Greek word translated for “double-minded" is dipsuchos, from dis, meaning "twice," and psuche, meaning "mind." This is describing someone who is divided in just about every area of his or her life, particularly in the area of loyalty. Wavering can cause us to fall into a life of uncertainty and this in turn can lead to a swinging door that hinges on being two-faced and half-hearted in our devotion and obedience to God. 

As followers of Christ, we must examine ourselves and make certain double- mindedness does not describe us. We must be fully devoted and obedient to God; not because He asks us to, but because we love Him.  What about you or me, are we double-minded and half-hearted when it comes to worshipping God?  It’s a good question to ask because in examining ourselves, we can determine if sustainable change is needed in this very important area of our lives. When we allow Satan to become our master and not the God of heaven, we are between two options; thus, we are being doubled-minded. The bible doesn’t say a double- minded person is unstable in some ways, it says this person is unstable in all of their ways. God’s word brings balance and wisdom in our lives when we obey it and it steadies us while we wait for his return. 

How do we live before the world? Is it as someone who is double-minded and unstable? You see many want to fit in with the world and throw God in every once in a while. Does this describe us? Do our coworkers know that we are Christians? I heard a quote that said, “The best way to stand out is to stop trying to fit in”. People should know that we are Christians by the way we stand out. We must decide who we are and to whom we belong. If it is God, we need to be fully devoted to Him in mind, body and spirit. If the world, then be fully devoted to it. God will accept nothing less. Jesus says in Revelation 3:16, “So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth”. When we choose God, we will be faithful and unwavering in our mind and in our love for God.