Am I Believing Right?
Have you ever wondered why there are so many denominations of Christians who believe different things? Some believe healing is for today while others believe it died with the apostles. Some believe God’s love is unconditional while others believe God is waiting for you to mess up so He can zap you with a lightning bolt! Why are there so many different opinions about who God is?
“Who Do You Say That I am?”
It’s important to think about why you believe what you believe. Do you believe it because someone told you to or because you’ve researched the provided information and came to a conclusion? In Matthew 16, Jesus asks His disciples, “Who do men say that I am?” Obviously, Jesus isn’t satisfied with the answers they give Him because He goes on to ask, “Who do you say that I am?”
The thing that will produce victory in your life is not what other people think about God, but your knowledge of who He is! The reason why there are so many different denominations is because people have trusted in what other men think about God rather than what His Word says! If you want to experience God’s best in your life, it is crucial that you think for yourself!
How To Know If What You Believe Is Right
Thankfully, there’s an easy way to figure whether what you believe about God is right. I love how God has made the Gospel so simple that someone has to help you misunderstand it! The answers is in 1 John 4:18.
There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love.
1 John 4:18
The word love in this verse is agape and it’s talking about the love of God. So, what John is telling us is fear and God’s love cannot be in the same place at the same time because there is no fear in love! Fear doesn’t necessarily mean to just be frightened, but the emotions that fear produces can include stress, doubt, and worry. If what you believe about God causes you to experience fear, stress, doubt, or worry, you don’t know the love of God. That doesn’t mean you’ve never known it, you just haven’t be walking in it.
What do you believe about God? How did you come to this conclusion? Does what you believe produce fear, stress, doubt, or worry? If it does, you’re not seeing things right! It’s really that simple.