“But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.  For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord.  A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.  

James 1:6-8

What does he look like? Doubter, unstable, in the middle ground between faith and unbelief, lacking confidence in God’s faithfulness or power. One who trusts and obeys God part of the time but not consistently. He or she really is at the mercy of their circumstances.

Visualize the double-minded, unstable man. In the midst of a trial, he asks God for help, then he turns to his worldly friends to get their opinion, then he turns on Dr. Phil, then he buys a “how to” book. He looks for answers everywhere, trying to cover all the bases. He is not loyal to God alone. He has several opposite opinions in his mind. He cannot choose which is the right way to go. At one moment, he believes and the next moment, he does not. God says that He and He alone will provide.


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