Christian Coach Points You to Jesus, His Power of Grace, and to Victory over any circumstance - as the following ten questions shared below, are humbly suggesting that by answering YES to any of them, literally means, your faith in Jesus is not firm.
Yours truly studied for over thirty years, including the presiding privilege over two churches, before God called him to account in regards to a self-righteous spirit, where I too would have answered 'YES' to all of the questions below; so please do not be too hard on yourself.
What was the problem? I was wrong, and Jesus was and remains right - just for starters!
What made me wrong? My own ignorance and pride, on the coattails of denominational doctrine. Pride precedes the downfall of every man (Proverbs 16:18), and denominations are not scriptural, rather man's opinion - and the devil's deliberate intention to destroy the Christian faith from inside out (Galatians 5:4/5:15).
After the completion of my Associates Degree, God redirected me from Orthodox teaching/leaning, to Unorthodox. The living word became my first and last sounding board; if a renowned orthodox seminary is teaching contrary to the living word (water into grape juice, not wine), why would I believe anything it teaches?
Isaiah 7:9b teaches, "Unless your faith is firm, I cannot make you stand firm." This is much like countless nuggets found throughout the living word, all being applicable, not bits & pieces, and where we are given clear instructions to never add nor take away from it. However, denominational pride, under the guise of interpretation, full of their articles, summaries, assumptions, and cannons of their wisdom, we choose to do things our way, as though the right way, when God tells us plainly, NO, NO, NO.
In closing, as you ponder the following ten questions, discovering as though you're out of sync with what you thought to be right, again go easy on yourself, for there's an easy fix to this! Christian leaders, for the most part, DO NOT deliberately teach you what is known as 'Performance Based Christianity,' but rather, their denominational doctrine, ordained of the devil, does, thus leaving them blind and moving forward, caught up in their pride.
Here are the following ten questions - that could easily become, twenty, fifty, or a hundred.
1/ Do you live with unnecessary worry, fear, and doubt?
2/ Do you struggle with not knowing God's purpose for you?
3/ Do you wonder if God even hears you when you pray?
4/ Do you feel as though God has abandoned you?
5/ Do you feel challenged in your faith, wondering if Jesus is all He claims to be?
6/ Are you constantly beating yourself up, questioning, "Am I doing enough? Am I praying enough? Am I good enough? Should I be fasting more? Has God forgiven me? How can I rediscover the joy I had, but seem to have lost, since coming to know Jesus as my Savior?"
7/ Have you ever felt as though the church or it's leader/leadership is falling short of what you would expect - and/or hesitant about addressing an issue?
8/ Have you ever questioned what denomination is best for you, and/or your family?
9/ Has a fellow Christian ever let you down, leaving you angry, bitter, disappointed?
10/ Has it ever crossed your mind that perhaps there may be more than one way to heaven?