The Fruit of Scattered Thoughts

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The Fruit of Scattered Thoughts

James 1:5-8 –  If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.  But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind.  For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; 8 he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.

Most of the time when man begins to pray or wants to narrow his focus on God and his purpose, several winds of his own thoughts begin to blow instead of focusing on God. This type of thinking breeds the following:

  1. It keeps him out of the realm of faith and trapped in the depths of doubt.
  2. Promotes confusion and scattered thoughts that only drive him trying to do everything at one time. This results in lack of energy, sensitivity, and inspiration, which will open the door for depression or hopelessness.
  3. When man’s true calling from God is distracted by  “so called”, important things, he will find that his walk and his true calling will be unstable. This causes lack of confidence and courage, resulting in never truly walking out his destiny.
  4. He finds himself doing what everyone else is saying to do instead of doing what God told him to do. He rides coat tales instead of his God given own.
  5. He becomes a wanderer or vagabond, trying to find purpose in other places or people instead of within himself with God.
  6. Scattered thoughts caused man to be faithless toward his calling and God.

If the mind is ever single again upon God, the winds of confusion die and the staggering walk of man becomes straight and stable. He  will not only receive all of God’s nature, but He will also draw wisdom, vision, and power to fulfill his purpose that God predestined. If you wander in your mind you will geographically wander in you life. Don’t be tossed by the wind, but draw near to God. He is man’s “Way”.

6 thoughts on “The Fruit of Scattered Thoughts

  • John Gakonde

    Thank you, that’s very insightful and true….

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    • Bradford McClendon

      Bradford McClendon

      You are welcome:)

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  • J.Burd

    This is very true. When I surrendered my life to Jesus Christ, the very first thing the Lord began to teach me was to “Be Still.” I had been so used to allowing my own thoughts to run amuck in my own mind for almost twenty years that I literally had to learn to still my thoughts. I spent over 40 hours a week studying the Word (the Bible) and praying… And after about a year and a half of this, I literally stepped through the door of my passion. Literally, all I did was give myself completely to the Lord, answer the phone, and say “YES!” Now…the key is learning to abide in Him. Abiding isn’t always as easy as it seems, especially in the midst of persecution (we will be persecuted) and in the midst of rejection and hatred (for a slave is not above His Master…and once we chose to live for Christ, we do in fact become slaves to Righteousness).
    Lord, today I chose to fix my eyes on You. Strengthen me through the power of Your Holy Spirit who lives in me…that I may press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me. We love you! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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    • Bradford McClendon

      Bradford McClendon

      Grace to you!

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  • Stefan Nemenz

    Needed this, thanks!

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  • Joann Lindamood

    I needed this one and it was great…! Thanks Brad!

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