Double-Mindedness

Double-MindedPeople act in line with what they believe. For instance, if we believe a stovetop is hot, we will not place our hand on it. Because we believe vitamins are essential for good health, we take them.

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.   Trust

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