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How are you doing spiritually? Would you say you are running your spiritual race with ease or friction? By friction, I mean the weight of spiritual debt.
What Is Spiritual Debt?
Spiritual debt is anything that slows you down from advancing God’s kingdom. Spiritual debt = doubt = disbelief.
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Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us.Hebrews 12:1 NLT
Having doubt is like having debt. You can still move forward in life, but your opportunities are limited.
And without faith it is impossible to please [God], for whoever would draw near to God must believe that He exists and that he rewards those who seek Him.Hebrews 11:6 ESV
But I Struggle With Doubt
Doubt is okay for the moment, but it’s something to actively work to get out of. Don’t feel condemnation if you have doubts; everybody doubts. But heavy, chronic doubt is an indication of weak, immature faith. You can’t feel close to God while simultaneously doubting Him.
God doesn’t want you to be weak or ineffective. Faith is like a muscle. You must exercise your faith muscles daily.
You can’t manipulate God into doing your will, but exercising your faith brings you deeper into His presence. Faith is belief. Faith is a gift of God.
Increase your faith by holding firm to all you believe.
Remember to stay alert and hold firmly to all that you believe. Be mighty and full of courage.1 Corinthians 16:13 TPT
Increase your faith by asking God to increase your faith. Ask God to increase your conviction that He is good and wants to reward you.
Matt Pavlik is a licensed professional clinical counselor who wants to see each individual restored to their true identity. He has more than 20 years of experience counseling individuals and couples at his Christian counseling practice, New Reflections Counseling. Matt and Georgette have been married since 1999 and live with their four children in Centerville, Ohio.