“A double minded man, unstable in all his ways.” James 1:8
Someone who’s double minded wavers or is inconstant. One who has no settled principles, who’s controlled by passions, influenced by others and is inclined to first one view point and then another. One who’s double minded and unstable will get out of Jesus’ boat and jump into the sinking boat of another thinking they can plug the hole and rescue them; only Jesus can rescue.
By living everyday knowing intimately Jesus and following faithfully will you know that the best you can do for their situation is to encourage them to invite Jesus into their boat to be their savior, healer and deliverer. If Jesus isn’t in control you’ll be unstable in all your ways. You won’t give Christ-like advice, but spew worldly babble. You won’t make a stand in unhealthy conversations, but become a Christian chameleon. You can’t be committed to Jesus and committed to Satan. Dual allegiances make it impossible to be effective for Christ. It’s one or the other. So, do you lead someone with a failing marriage to the word or do you spew the rhetoric of ‘walk away you deserve better’? Do you teaching your children to live righteously and stand apart from the actions of the world or compromise and blend in? Do you take hold of God’s promises by effectual prayer or try to make them happen yourself?
If you find someone who takes hold of the promises of God with inflexibility; who feels the deepest assurance when they pray God will hear; who always goes before the Lord without hesitation in turmoil and trials, never wavering, firm in principles, sound in integrity, settled in determinations, and steadfast in their plans of life, you will have found someone in whom you can trust.
That's the kind of Christian I want to be.
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