- When what you pray for does not seem to come to pass.
- When what you ask for is not granted before the sun goes down.
- When you don’t have the answer.
- When your flesh is tired.
- When what you want (desire) greatly overrides what is best for you.
You have come to rely on your unbelief to see you through:
- When you don’t want to wait for God to answer.
- When your ego has consumed too much of you.
- When your pride has become a defensive mechanism to to keep you fleshly and to ward off offensive supernatural inclinations from God’s indwelling Holy Spirit.
If you are relying on your unbelief to lead the way, your passion for the things of God will be diverted.
Is it not so?
Is it not true that you stand in the mirror and make decisions about who you are, acknowledging that it is but a simple thing that keeps you from a more pure way?
Is it not true that you stand in the kitchen weighing out the best against the less, and the less quite often gets the preference?
Is it not true that God has spoken to you about permanently disarming that thing that is a menace in your life?
Is it not true that even when you are moved to tears, you still find yourself indulging in what you hate?
Is it not true that you have tasted of the goodness of God - you have heard the call to a holy life - you sense the presence of God - you believe that God is here, but you still set the table for trouble?"
Excerpt from God thinking XCVI - Getting Your Unbelief Under Control by Keith C. Powell Copyright 2015