The Latin root of doubt is dubitāre, “to hesitate, waver,” and when you doubt something you’re wavering: I think I believe you, but maybe I don’t.
Last Sunday and Monday I blogged about Simon the fisherman and his men having the spirit of doubt when Jesus sat right before them telling them to go again into the deep sea and cast their nets. I’ve said the spirit of fear is real but the more I awaken and read the more I believe the spirit of doubt may be equal.
We are not just what we think but we are as we believe. We can be the best cheerleader and say we will win but if there is any part of us inside, in our core that says “We haven’t won a game all year, I doubt it happens today.” That is fueling the spirit of doubt.
Many people think forward but believe backward and here’s why. First, they were born into a family that passed on the generational curse of doubt. Nobody believed it could or would happen so they instilled that belief in the children because their mamas and daddies instilled it in them. Many of us have been groomed to have low expectations and our belief system is broken.
Next, if you were not born into that curse and you were blessed with families that empowered you, then who is your tribe? We think on the level we run with. Be cautious of the doubters. As my mother said, “you if lie down with the dogs, you get up with the fleas.” Maybe this is why Simon only took one net out to the sea. His men had talked all night about how it wasn’t working. If you hang around that long enough, it will get on you. Stay away from the doubters.
Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done.
Casting a mountain into the sea is a huge achievement but I think it’s the writer’s analogy of anything is possible when we believe. And not just manifesting material things because that brings the ego in the mix but believing in miracles. Believing in your dreams manifesting. Believing in healing physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. I pray we rid ourselves of doubt which breeds confusion and we embrace the power of believing. We fix it by eliminating the fixation of doubt. Goal: To attract who we are!