Jas 1:7 For do not let that man think that he shall receive anything from the Lord;
Jas 1:8 he is a double-minded man, not dependable in all his ways.
HOW MANY TIMES HAS THE DEVIL TALKED YOU OUT OF DOING GOD’S WILL?
5 REASONS THAT CHANGE OUR MINDS
1. FEAR OF FAILURE
Job 16:7-8 But now He has made me weary; You have made all my company desolate.And You have plucked me, for it is a witness, and my failure rises up against me, and it answers to my face.
Philippians 4:12 (12-13) I know what it means to lack, and I know what it means to experience overwhelming abundance. For I’m trained in the secret of overcoming all things, whether in fullness or in hunger. And I find that the strength of Christ’s explosive power infuses me to conquer every difficulty
2. FEAR OF REJECTION One of satan’s main weapons
Luke 17:25But first He must suffer many things and be rejected of this generation
John 14:18 “I promise that I will never leave you helpless or abandon you as orphans—I will come back to you!
Act 10:35 But in every nation whoever fears Him and works righteousness is accepted by Him.
Rom 15:7 You will bring God glory when you accept and welcome one another as partners, just as the Anointed One has fully accepted you and received you as his partner.
3. UNSURE OF SELF
Judges 6:12-13And the Angel of Jehovah appeared to him, and said to him, Jehovah with you, mighty warrior.And Gideon said to Him, O, my Lord, if Jehovah is with us, why then has all this happened to us? And where are all His miracles which our fathers told us of, saying, Did not Jehovah bring us up from Egypt? But now Jehovah has forsaken us, and delivered us into the hands of the Midianites.
Isa 50:7 “For the Lord GOD will help Me; Therefore I will not be disgraced; Therefore I have set My face like a flint, And I know that I will not be ashamed
Rom 8:37 Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us
Jer 17:5So says Jehovah, Cursed the man who trusts in man, and makes flesh his arm, and whose heart departs from Jehovah.
Jer 17:7 Blessed is the man who trusts in Jehovah, and Jehovah is his trust.
2Co 7:16 I’m beside myself with joy! I am so confident in you!
Rom 8:14 The mature children of God are those who are moved by the impulses of the Holy Spirit.
4. PEOPLE PLEASING
2Ti 4:3 For the time is coming when they will no longer listen and respond to the healing words of truth because they will become selfish and proud. They will seek out teachers with soothing words that line up with their desires, saying just what they want to hear.
Gal 1:10 I’m obviously not trying to flatter you or water down my message to be popular with men, but my supreme passion is to please God. For if all I attempt to do is please people, I would not be the true servant of the Messiah.
Gal 5:8 The One who enfolded you into his grace is not behind this false teaching that you’ve embraced. Not at all!
Heb 13:6 So we can say with great confidence: “I know the Lord is for me and I will never be afraid of what people may do to me!”
Rom 6:17 And God is pleased with you, for in the past you were servants of sin, but now your obedience is heart deep, and your life is being molded by truth through the teaching you are devoted to.
5. UNSURE IT’S GOD
1Sa 3:9And Eli said to Samuel, Go, lie down; and it shall be, if calls you, you shall say, Speak, Jehovah, for Your servant hears. And Samuel went to lie down in his place.
1Sa 3:10And Jehovah came and stood, and called as at other times, Samuel, Samuel! Then Samuel answered, Speak, for Your servant hears.
Psa 46:10 Surrender your anxiety! Be silent and stop your striving and you will see that I am God. I am the God above all the nations, and I will be exalted throughout the whole earth.
Joh 12:30 Then Jesus told them, “The voice you heard was not for my benefit, but for yours—to help you believe.
Gal 4:6 And so that we would know for sure that we are his true children, God released the Spirit of Sonship into our hearts—moving us to cry out intimately, “My Father! You’re our true Father!”
LOOSE US FROM ALL DOUBLE MINDEDNESS