How many times have you heard the expression “can you believe ______” or “I can’t believe ______”, both of which convey a level of disbelief at an occurrence not expected or considered possible. Even when faced with indisputable evidence of truth, we revert to this casual disbelief or we dispel it upon those closest to us.
Casual disbelief in a cultural format can also be described as temporary denial, a state in which we’re not yet ready to accept evidence contrary to our belief system. Depending on the individual and the circumstances, we may spend a good deal of time trapped in a past that does not exist anymore.
What does this have to do with believers and followers of Jesus Christ? Quite a lot actually. Casual disbelief in our spiritual walk risks denying the truth of the very Lord and Savior to whom we commit our lives.
How does disbelief manifest itself in your spiritual walk? Is God asking you to do something and you don’t believe it’s Him telling you? You read the Bible but you don’t believe all of it? God healed your friend but you don’t believe He will heal you?
- Gary Hallett, pictured with his wife Nancy and their son Christopher. Gary is a vital part of the Beaches Vineyard community as well as the president and founder of Gateway Business Advisors.