Discerning Fallow Ground Part Five

Here are three more areas that allow the weed seeds to propagate in the fallow ground of our hearts—triplet lies seeded to undermine our faith.


Doubt
Where does doubt come from? You read about it a few sections before—planted lies. They were unsuspectedly planted to develop into well established lies that would hinder our faith. Therefore when we set our heart to believe, the lies seep into our thought processes.


Thoughts of doubt are designed to assail and undermine our faith. Proverbs 25:19 says, “Confidence in an unfaithful man in time of trouble is like a bad tooth and a foot out of joint.” Dialoguing with thoughts of doubt will weaken our faith so we cannot stand in the face of trouble.


James 1:6-8 says, “But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.”

Mark 11:21 says, “…Have faith in God.” The enemy of our soul knows that without faith we cannot please God. Therefore he works his wiles to undermine and destroy our faith.


Fear
2 Timothy 1:7 says that fear is a spirit. It comes against us to capsize our faith. It puts our focus on some thing, someone, or our impossible circumstances. The bottom line is, it is a diversion or a distraction. Fear is like doubt, in that it causes us to shrink back when God has called us to walk forward.

Fear comes when we fail to acknowledge the Lord is with us. Here is a great verse to hold onto when you feel fearful. Psalm 56:3 says, “Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in You.” Trusting in the Lord in the face of the impossible will strengthen us to stand.


Unbelief
Matthew 13:58 says, “Now He did not do many mighty works there because of their unbelief.” An unbelieving heart blocks the work of the Holy Spirit to bring inner transformation.


Jesus addressed Nicodemus’ unbelief. John 3:3-4 says, “…Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. Nicodemus said to Him, How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb and be born?”

Nicodemus did not comprehend what Jesus was saying because he was looking for a natural explanation to something that is supernatural.

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