Satan is smart in sowing the seeds of doubt into the mind of the people, to deceive them and lead them away from the Plan of God. The very first deception started with Serpent planting the seed of doubt on God's word in the heart of Eve. He was so crafty in introducing the doubt in Eve's mind.
Genesis 3:3but God did say, 'You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.'
Sources of weed
Luke 24:38He said to them, Why are you troubled, and why dodoubts rise in your minds?
Through our Faith in Lord Jesus Christ, we have the good seed sown into our lives, but still Satan tries to plant doubts into the hearts of people. Satan usesmultiple channels around us tospread the seed (doubts).Will God really forgive me? Will God really love me? Will He really take care of me?What if I will not have food tomorrow? What if I am unable to do this?
But as God's peoplethrough the prayers,with the guidance of the spirit, and with divine wisdomGod enables us to discriminate between theWord of God or it is a weed of doubt.
Matthew 13: 24-25Jesus told them another parable: The kingdom of heaven is likea man who sowed good seed in his field.But while everyone was sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and went away.
Uproot the Weed
Romans 14:23But whoever hasdoubts is condemned if they eat, because their eating is not from faith; and everything that does not come from faith is sin.
Personally, I havespent significanttime to pull out the weed or doubt, gather as much information of possible to fight the doubt, till I confirm that it no more exists. Though the way of acquiring the wisdom and the strength to destroy the weed, has always been very different, but it hasalways been the "Word of God", it might be through someone's testimony, or personal experience in God or a Message or a Book or Prayer meeting or Personal prayer. If I cannot pull over the traces of weed from my mind, then I know I need to growmore in faith.
Doubt is a Barrierin the Journey ofFaith
James 1:6Butwhenyou ask, you must believe and notdoubt, because the one whodoubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.
Doubt usually brings in a barrier between us and the Lord. It stops us from working with confidence in the Lord, it darkens our Heart, it lead it into loneliness andfills it in with the fear of downfall. It takes away the Peace that is restored in us in Christ. It deviates us from walking in the plan of God. But through prayers these can be corrected and by Spiritual Guidance and repentance we can get back to the plan of God.
Surrender your doubt to the Lord
Mark 9:24Immediately the boy's father exclaimed, I do believe;helpme overcome myunbelief!
Sometimes as in Thomas, it also leads us more closer to God. Once the doubt was clarified he said "My Lord and My God".Surrender the unbelief to the Lord, let Him handle it. Continue to pray in Faith and confidence, without doubt.
Matthew 21:21Jesus replied, Truly I tell you, if you have faith and do notdoubt, not only can you do what was done to the fig tree, but also you can say to this mountain, 'Go, throw yourself into the sea,' and it will be done.
Guide the people in Doubt
Jude 1:22-23Be merciful to those who doubt;save others by snatching them from the fire;to others show mercy, mixed with fear - hating even the clothing stained by corrupted flesh.
It is our duty to keep our minds clean of doubts, and to help others who are in doubt to grow in Faith. So that their lives will be blessed, and the Mercy of the Lord will shower upon their lives. Removing the doubt is like opening the closed door for the other person to let the divine wisdom enter into their lives.
Good blog. thanks for all the scripture. Keep blogging. - Fig