We all have doubts: is this where I’m supposed to be in life? What if I don’t have what it takes? What if I really do amount to nothing. What am going to do with my life? Am I going the right way?
Every single day, doubts plague my mind. I wonder if I’m ever going to get out of this slump (though it is looking up) and I doubt if I have what it takes to get to where I’m headed. And there are times when I pray when I doubt that God hears me or that He will answer me or that I’m praying the right way. And there are times when I doubt that God is able to do what I am asking Him for.
In a previous post, More! More! More!, I talked about how what God does in our life depends on how much faith we have in His power. I discussed how God will do more in our life if we just have more faith in the fact that He can not only do what we want, but can do exceedingly more than what we believe He can do (Ephesians 3:20).
According to James, the brother of Jesus, faith and confidence while praying is extremely important.
“But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind. For that person must not suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.” – James 1:6-8
This is incredible. Anyone who doubts when they pray that they will have what they pray for, they should not suppose that they will receive anything from the Lord.
Did you catch that? Not a thing. Nothing.
So, be strong when you pray. Be confident. Have no doubts, because the more you doubt, the less you will have from God until you get nothing from Him.
Have faith, my friends, for God rewards those with great faith (Hebrews 11:6)
Until next time.
Keep the faith.