We are going to have moments of doubt, but when that doubt causes our faith to be shaken, it causes us to stop. Dead in our tracks! Fear and disbelief will grow into sorrow and misery. We will be left motionless, depressed, and sitting alone...wearing a "feel sorry for me" hat. It's not worth it. Be steadfast in your faith! Feed it everyday! Encourage yourself to keep going, pushing those pedals fast and hard! Put a sign on the door of your heart that reads, "DOUBT, DISBELIEF, SORROW, MISERY AND DEPRESSION! YOU ARE NOT INVITED HERE! PARTY CANCELLED!"
I don't want to be conquered. I don't want my faith to be shaken. I don't want to lose sight of the One who I am here to serve. I don't want to be defeated by my own stubbornness. I don't want to lose hope. I don't want to stop pedaling with all my heart and might. I don't want to be in the presence of my God one day, and have to say that I didn't do all that I could do, because I got too tired. I don't want to give up marching, when my day of reckoning and rejoicing is just around the corner. I don't want to give up! I don't want to quit!You see...there are two types of "don't wants". The kind that makes you say, "I don't want to keep going". Or the kind that makes you say, "I don't want to stop believing". What type do you have today?
Hebrews 11:1, "Now faith is being sure of what we hope for, and certain of what we do not see."
Romans 10:17, "Faith comes by hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Christ."
Matthew 17:20, He replied, "Because you have so little faith. I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you."