The Problem of Double-Mindedness

“A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.”
‭‭James‬ ‭1:8‬

This is true in so many ways. Indecisiveness about simple things like what to wear to work or what to eat for dinner can be problematic. This might lead to issues making larger decisions regarding what church to attend or how to deal with financial decisions.

Being double minded means dissatisfaction. The “grass is always greener on the other side” mentality drives us to poor decisions and confusion.

When dealing spiritual matters, this is exacerbated even more.

Many Christians today are practically schizophrenic because they try so hard to please the world and still be a Christian.

They want to choose whatever Bible they want, wear whatever they want, use whatever language they want, drink whatever they want, and show up to church when it is convenient for them.

We cannot serve two masters. We cannot be double minded.

Many Christians experience a spiritual version of cognitive dissonance that we know as “conviction,” but the discomfort forces a choice. To many “Christians” choose the world over God’s will.

They become the notable in their double mindedness.

I pray that I keep my mind, my heart, and my life singularly focused on the Savior in all things.

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