We find ourselves in trouble as we harbor felicitous inconsistencies. This is a fancy way of saying: I say I believe something, but my actions fail to align with my words. For example, I believe that it is important to exercise regularly, but I rarely make it to the gym. I believe that generosity brings joy—but I dread letting go of money or time.
Double-mindedness creates a pastiche life. Instead of singularity of focus, we find ourselves trying to make our inconsistencies fit where they may. An ever-timely question for our motives is:
- Do my words and actions align?
- I say, “God is in control”, but I continuously worry.
- I state, “Honesty is vital to a relationship,” yet a tell lies and half-truths over even the insignificant.
Dan Delzell shares a convicting article about what spiritual double mindedness. Read it here.