Battlefield of the Mind Podcast: Let Go of Reasoning and Doubt
October 5, 2014
Part 1: Stop Reasoning
Part 2: Doubt Your Doubts
Battlefield of the Mind: Let Go of Reasoning and Doubt – Week 5
Chapter 10 and 11
There are many things in this world I don’t understand: How does – an 875,000 pound airplane fly so magnificently through the sky? Or a 40,000 ton cruise boat not sink to the bottom of the ocean? How does the dish outside my home bring a live feed of the latest baseball game straight to my living room? And how can my husband rewind it and watch the same play over and over again?
With all of the technology in the world, it still blows my mind that electricity enters my home through an outlet and activates everything I need to cook, clean and blow dry my hair simply by pressing the “on” button. I am flabbergasted that I can type an email, and in mere moments it will reach the hands of another person half way around the world. Forget cell phones and GPS systems, I am still amazed by the fact that a phone attached to the wall with a cord can connect me with my mother-in-law in Missouri at the touch of a button. Call me simple, but even the way an oak tree grows from a mere seed and a caterpillar turns into a butterfly continues to mystify me.
Sure. I understand that there is a natural set of events that cause these things to take place. But on a certain level, I have to simply trust that the mechanisms work the way “they” say they do. After all, with my natural eyes, I can’t see electricity, the signals that cause television waves, or what is happening to a seed below the ground.
I feel confident that if we were to travel back in time, even just a mere one hundred years ago, many people would surely tell us that some of the modern conveniences we have available today are simply not achievable. Yet they would be wrong. Every day, we discover something that was, at one time or another, thought to be impossible.We are constantly discovering new ideas that push open wide the boundaries we once held this life to.
I wonder. What will it take to get some to see that just because you can’t make sense of it…. doesn’t mean it isn’t there? Just because you can’t see something. Or feel it. Or taste it, doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist.
The word says in Romans 1:17, “For in it (the Gospel of Christ) the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, “The just shall live by faith.”
There are many activities I participate in every day that I can’t explain.
I simply trust.
I trust that my couch won’t cave in when I sit on it. I trust that my light will come on when I flip the switch. I trust that I will wake up in the morning to start a new day, every day. I trust that my legs will hold me up when I get out of bed. And that when I open my refrigerator to make breakfast, my food will still be in there.
We put our trust in a whole lot of things. Many of which, we cannot see. Some we don’t even understand. Why wouldn’t we put our trust in God, too?
In this Battlefield of the Mind Podcast, we tackle the role of reasoning, logic and doubt in learning how to live by faith. Through personal testimony, coupled with teaching from the Word of God, you will learn how to lean on the Lord rather than on your own limited understanding in life’s difficult situations.
I am confident you will enjoy this latest “Battlefield of the Mind” podcast on Chapter 10 and 11 of Joyce Meyer’s best-selling book, “Battlefield of the Mind.”