Thursday, March 09, 2006

Only a Fool Doubts

I confess, I had doubts today. Those little words that creep into my mind that says, what the heck are you doing? Do you know what is out there? Do you really think that your little measley magazine is going to change anything?
Why is having doubts bad? Because I hold onto faith. When you have faith you can't doubt. It's impossible to do both.
In the Bible it's called being double-minded. "But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. That man should not think he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all he does." James 1:6-8
So you say what's wrong with thinking that I will receive? It's says in the above scripture not to think you will receive from the Lord. That's right, you shouldn't think, you should KNOW. Right away after you pray you should know you have received and let it go.
My pastor Gregory Dickow from LifeChangers Church(changinglives.org) Always says that taking the God's name in vain is more then what we think it is. It's not just saying "oh my god" but it's asking God for something and then doubting whether it will happen. You took the Wonderous name of God in vain when you asked for your bills to be paid and then the next day became sad because you don't know how it will happen. You should be happy. Celebrate that God will take care of it!
So back to me and my magazine and my doubts. I truly repent and believe that my magazine no matter how little it may seem now will be bigger and more succesful then the most well-known magazine out there. I believe it and I thank God for it!

4 comments:

Esther said...

Have the fatih to know that who God blesses no man shall curse and if you have favor with God which I feel in my spirit you do keep pressing on. God does not give us a spirit of fear. It may seem small but know that someone is blessed by your magazine.The devil wants us to think that the things we do in God's name are small but remember God looks for a select few. No one is harder on us then ourselves I have been blessed by your ministry and yes it is a ministry. It is a insperation to know that we are not alone in this battle with being God's chosen few.

Telika said...

Thank you esther those were very kind words. I also do believe that god has given all those who come to Him a spiritual gift and its up to them to find it and use it to glorify the kingdom. I'm glad you have found and are using yours.
God Bless

Carrie said...

Hey Telika! I just wanted to say hi. I also attend Lifechangers and am extremely excited about how God is moving there! I am going to become a member September 10th! Yay!!! :)
Anyway, I happen to come across your blog. I don't even remember how. After reading, I find your words extremely encouraging and inspirational. May God bless you and your family!
And remember, the Lord your God will bless you in all your produce and in all the work of your hands, so that you surely rejoice (Deut 16:15).

Carrie said...

Hey Telika! I just wanted to say hi. I also attend Lifechangers and am extremely excited about how God is moving there! I am going to become a member September 10th! Yay!!! :)
Anyway, I happen to come across your blog. I don't even remember how. After reading, I find your words extremely encouraging and inspirational. May God bless you and your family!
And remember, the Lord your God will bless you in all your produce and in all the work of your hands, so that you surely rejoice (Deut 16:15).