~James 1:8 A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.
Have you ever walked over the rocks on the coastline? It is difficult, at best! Trying to maneuver your feet on the jagged rocks’ edges is difficult. You really cannot think about anything else because you’re focusing your thoughts on being stable.
Can you imagine your life like this? Imagine that your daily walk is comparable to walking on those rocks. James says that the double minded man is unstable in all his ways. Being of double mind, spiritually speaking, means that one vacillates between worldliness and Godliness. You’re either on the side of the fence where the world lives or you’re on the side of the fence where God’s will is. Even if you sit on the fence, it is the fence of indecision. Anyone who has sat on a fence knows that the seat is uncomfortable and it is not stable.
Purpose in your heart to get off this fence and become a single minded man who will be stable in all his ways. The believer who strives to abide this way will be kept by the God of all creation! The unstable wrestle with Scriptures and cannot live the life God intended for them.
~2 Peter 3:16 As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.
“Gifts and power for service the Spirit surely desires to impart; but holiness and
spiritual worship come first.”
A. W. Tozer