Fan the Faith, Diffuse the Doubt

Fan the Faith, Diffuse the Doubt

“For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands. For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.” -2 Timothy 1:6-7

Have you ever noticed the dichotomy between faith and doubt? Doubt is dull, lifeless, and cold. It’s rain on a parade, a needle that pops a balloon, a wet blanket, or a party pooper. Nobody likes a wet blanket, or a party pooper, but there are doubters and haters nonetheless. Some people cover up their doubt by saying they’re being “realistic”.

Sometimes we have to make a conscious effort to diffuse the doubt in our lives – whether it’s coming through our enemies, our friends, or even our own mouths. Just like clouds, doubt is everywhere. But we shouldn’t let it deter us or cause us to feel hopeless. We should let it be an indication that God is working in our lives. We should let it cause us to let our faith grow stronger, and make adjustments where necessary.

Although the reality of some situations exists, our faith is something no one can take away from us – unless we let them. Living in faith is not about living in a false reality – it is about living in God’s reality – that anything is possible.

The cool thing about things that are truly God-birthed is that no one can squash them – unless we let them. We are the guard of the God-given dream, while God is our protector. We don’t need to let other people trample our dreams or our faith so easily.

Discern the difference between faith and doubt. Are you “fanning your faith” today?

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