The Keys To Turning Instability Into Stability - Outline

Written by Harold Herring on .

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James 1:8 KJV

“A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.”

Acts 10:34 AMPC

“And Peter opened his mouth and said: Most certainly and thoroughly I now perceive and understand that God shows no partiality and is no respecter of persons.”

Acts 10:34 MSG

“God plays no favorites! It makes no difference who you are or where you’re from—if you want God and are ready to do as he says, the door is open.”

James 1:8 AMPC

“[For being as he is] a man of two minds (hesitating, dubious, irresolute), [he is] unstable and unreliable and uncertain about everything [he thinks, feels, decides].”

Romans 12:2 NLT

“…let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think….”

Proverbs 22:17-19 AMPC

Listen (consent and submit) to the words of the wise, and apply your mind to my knowledge; 18 For it will be pleasant if you keep them in your mind [believing them]; your lips will be accustomed to [confessing] them.19 So that your trust (belief, reliance, support, and confidence) may be in the Lord, I have made known these things to you today, even to you.

First, identify and personalize scriptures you want manifested in your life.

John 3:16 (personalized)

“For God so loved <<your name>>, that he gave his only begotten Son, that <<your name>> believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

2.         Confessing the Word of God will keep you from being double-minded.

Your confession changes your direction.

Ephesians 4:29 AMPC

“Let no foul or polluting language, nor evil word nor unwholesome or worthless talk [ever] come out of your mouth, but only such [speech] as is good and beneficial to the spiritual progress of others, as is fitting to the need and the occasion, that it may be a blessing and give grace (God’s favor) to those who hear it.”

Proverbs 18:21 WEB (personalized)

“Death and life are in the power of <<your name>>’s tongue: and if <<your name>> loves it, <<he/she/they>>loves it, <<he/she/they>> will eat its fruit.”

3.         Immediately eliminating negative thoughts when they attack you will keep you from being double-minded.

Matthew 17:20 GWT

“He told them, “Because you have so little faith. I can guarantee this truth: If your faith is the size of a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”

We eliminate negative thoughts by:

First, realizing they aren’t from God.

Second, knowing they’re unscriptural and ultimately sinful. . .thus refusing to allow them to exalt themselves above the knowledge of Him in our minds and hearts.

Third, replace negative thoughts of impossibilities with positive thoughts about possibilities.

Finally and most importantly. . .let the Word of God be the sole answer to every problem you face.

4.         Bombarding your sub-conscious mind with the pure, powerful and positive thoughts from the Word of God.

What you think determines how you act.

2 Corinthians 10:4-6 NKJV

“For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ, and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled.”

5. Public purity doesn’t remove private guilt.

Proverbs 28:13 in the New International Version says:

“He who conceals his sins does not prosper, but whoever confesses and renounces them finds mercy.”

6. Be a willing epistle.

2 Corinthians 3:1:3 ASV

“Ye are our epistle, written in our hearts, known and read of all men; being made manifest that ye are an epistle of Christ, ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in tables (that are) hearts of flesh.”

7.         Know where you stand and Whom you’re standing with.

Psalm 119:113 AMPC

“I hate the thoughts of undecided [in religion], double-minded people, but your law do I love.”

Joshua 1:5 NLT

“No one will be able to stand against you as long as you live. For I will be with you as I was with Moses. I will not fail you or abandon you.”

James 1:8 NLT

“Their loyalty is divided between God and the world, and they are unstable in everything they do.”

James 4:8 NIV

“Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.”