Got Doubt? Got Doubt about God? Got Doubt about your kids? Got Doubt about your marriage? Got Doubt about your career? Got Doubt about your dreams?
For those of you who went to church yesterday, you might've heard a sermon on Doubting Thomas - the disciple who missed Jesus' first visit after the resurrection and said he wouldn't believe Jesus had risen from the dead until he could put his finger in the nail holes. What a pithy comeback!
And then Jesus appeared to the disciples again and held his hand out for Thomas to follow through on that pithiness.
The sermon I heard yesterday (Good Job, Julie) talked about Doubt being something that leads us to dig deeper, learn more, examine the evidence OR Doubt can become stubbornness which doesn't allow any growth.
Doubt your sixteen year old is ready to drive on their own? Do you just take his past performances and say, "No Way"? Or do you get in the passenger seat and go for a spin?
Julie had a great picture to bring this home. She said Doubt is standing still with one foot up in the air in the middle of a step. Now, either you're going to bring that foot down in front of you and go forward with your doubt, or you're going to bring it down behind you and allow Doubt to take you backwards.
I know a lot of writers and they are the most move forward in Doubt people you'd ever want to meet. Wonder if we do that in other areas of our life? I love that picture of my foot in the air, preparing to step - somewhere.
So how about you, this morning - Got Doubt? Which way are you moving?