‘Double-minded’ is an unstable mind. Being double-minded is a sign of not being certain or sure of something that you want to pursue. Sometimes we find ourselves between two opinions when we fail to make concrete decisions about the godly positive one. Especially where godly work demands much more commitment and time than the things of the world. Why, and how, we laid our foundation in the faith matters most. As Christians, our minds should be filled with a desire for Christ to return and we should want it more than anything else.
Elijah in 1 Kings was warning the people to be decided and centre their thinking on one thing. Those who are wholeheartedly willing to serve the Lord let them do so and likewise those who are for the world, let them be so (1 Kings 18:21). We should not indulge mixed behaviour in our Christian life. Let us be focussed and be determined as we look upon our faith builder and perfecta of us all.
Paul’s epistle to the Romans tells us that we should set our minds on the spirit which brings life and total peace, regarding the statutes of God the most important laws in our lives (Rom 8:6-9). In addition, James compares the double-minded man or woman to the waves of the sea that are driven and tossed to and fro by the blowing wind. If we become double-minded people we deny the rewards of God. Brothers and sisters, let us commit ourselves unto the Lord with all of our minds as the great command orders (Matt 22:37).
Walking in the double-minded track may lead us in the double-minded path which can result in crucifying our Lord again for our own harm. Let us be single-minded as we abide in the Lord.
Bro Jaxon Kalumba (Lusaka, Zambia)