Today I wanted to talk about a topic that many Christians want to ignore. It’s not our faults really. Our society makes it seem as though Christians must always be 100% chipper and optimistic. Well, I came to dispel this myth.
PSA: SOMETIMES CHRISTIANS DOUBT GOD
In all seriousness, as human beings it is in our nature to question God. It is not necessarily the right thing to do, however, circumstances can make us feel this way.
Mark 9:24 “Lord I believe, help my unbelief.”
To put it into context, Jesus was about to perform a miracle and told a man that anything is possible if you believe. The man proceeded to respond with that statement.
Lately, that has been my prayer. Sometimes the negative things in your life can make it seem like God is not listening. You know he is because he is God. You have seen his presence and miracles in your life. Nonetheless, you may find it hard to embrace at the moment and doubt his plans. So how do you get out of this doubting pit? Here are a couple tips that are handy.
- Count Your Blessings
When you realize, verbalize, and mediate on the fact that God has blessed you, you will know that he is never there to leave you. He has a plan and a purpose for your life. Embrace the purpose by rehashing all of the positive aspects of your life. This reflection will help you to think of all of the times God has gotten you out of a disparaging situation.
2. Fake it till you make it
This might come as a surprise to you. However, “faking it” , in this sense is just stepping out on faith. Be encouraged knowing that when you take a leap of faith, you will start believing the aura that you are putting out. For example, if you are doubting that God will take care of your finances, give a little extra at offering time. You might be thinking, Abisola are you crazy? The truth of the matter is that when you walk by faith, God will be faithful to you. This doesn’t have to correspond with finances but in your academics, relationships, career, and more.
3. Read Your Word More
The bible is a story of all of the wonders and promises that God has fulfilled since the beginning of time. When you read his word, you will gain confidence in the promises that he has for you. You will get examples of how God has showed up in the lives of countless individuals.
Those are my top 3 tips. If you have questions, comments, or concerns, about this or any other topic, make sure that you reach out to me in the contact comment section.
Have a blessed day,