Daily Archives: July 29, 2008

Be Confident

Do you keep changing your mind about some things so that it is almost impossible to make a timely decision about anything? God calls this double-mindedness and says it makes you unstable in all your ways. Ultimately, you will fall into ungodly peoples’ decisions and plans, and you will not have a say in what your own part in those plans will be. Trapped.

That is a very dangerous way to live your life. Certainly it does not give you any satisfaction or sense of accomplishment. You need to be totally settled on what you believe, so that nothing and no one can shake you loose.

Increasing you knowledge of God’s Son, Jesus Christ is the way to get settled once and for all. You learn of him by reading and studying God’s Word, the Bible. God has revealed himself to us in the 66 books of the Bible. Each time you read, pray first and ask God to give you clear understanding of what you are reading. This prayer is guaranteed for a yes answer – if your mind is distracted or clouded, persevere. God will answer. In Ephesians chapter 4, we are told to hold to the truth in love, becoming more like Christ. Hold to the truth – hold to God’s Word. His Word is truth. Hold to it in love. While you grow in your understanding of what is written, you will grow in your love for God as he reveals himself to you.

Do you want to know God better? Follow a simple, simple rule. Read his Word more and pray.

If a plant has good soil,sun, and water, it will grow. If it has rocks and deep shade and no water, it shrivels up and never grows to maturity or to fulfill the purpose for which it was created. Likewise, Christians need specific things to grow in confidence in who we are and what we are supposed to do. When we read and study God’s Word, we become rooted and grounded in what we believe. We have confidence and know right from wrong. We make decisions that please God. Life becomes straightforward and our way unshakable.

It is stressful to offend ungodly people, but it is sin to offend God. Where will you take your stand today? Stand on God’s Word. He is watching over you. You will have more peace and less confusion, no matter what those other people say or do. God’s Word springs the trap. It’s a promise.


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