Am I a Son? – Conquering Doubt | Part 4


Confusion, being puzzled, even sometimes discouraged and distracted, does not necessarily signify resistance to the leadings of the Spirit.  Such attitudes may sometimes connote lack of active co-operation with the Spirit and may, therefore, somewhat delay spiritual progress, but such intellectual emotional difficulties do not in the least interfere with your status as a faith-son of God with the certainty of heavenly adoption.  Ignorance alone can never prevent survival; neither can confusional doubts nor fearful uncertainty. Only conscious resistance to the Spirit’s leading can prevent it. (Matthew 12:31)

Does this appear too simple?  Too presumptuous?  That merely having faith that you are a son of God is all that is needed to be a son of God?  If so, you have fallen victim to fleshly thinking.  Do not let the flesh separate you from your hope.  Put on the ‘mind of Christ’ and ‘let the dead bury the dead.’ (Matthew 8:22)  

Remember the saying ‘its always darkest before the dawn.’  In the same way, your doubts always most stubbornly assert themselves just as they are about to crumble.  Instead of succumbing to doubt, turn on the light of faith and the darkness will flee. 

Having started out on the way of life everlasting, do not fear the dangers of occasional human forgetfulness and mortal inconstancy. Do not be troubled with doubts of failure or by perplexing confusion. And above all, do not falter or question your status and standing as a faith son of the incomprehensive Father of All, for in every dark hour, at every crossroad in the forward struggle, the Spirit of Truth will always lead us, saying, "This is the way."  (Isaiah 30:21)

For more discussion about our sonship see: Foreordained from the Founding of the World,Freedom of the Children of God,Hold Fast to the Sacred Secret,Moving Forward in Faith,and Who Are Led By Spirit?


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