YOU CAN RECEIVE WHAT YOU ASK
Those who waver or doubt will not receive anything from God. The word “waver” in these verses is translated from the Greek word for doubt, diakrino. It refers not to a weakness of faith, but a lack of it. James 1:5-8
When we come to God, we must come to Him in faith, not with a faith that wavers or fluctuates according to our circumstances, not with our own natural ability to believe, but with the supernatural faith that is imparted by God into our hearts.
One of Satan’s strategies is to keep you wavering, to keep you trusting in the power of your faith instead of activating and exercising the faith of God that is in and through Jesus Christ. Satan knows that if he can keep you wavering, he will keep you from experiencing the fulfillment of God’s promises to you.
- He will bring symptoms of sickness and disease upon your body in an attempt to make your faith waver so that you will not receive your healing.
- He will try to use circumstances to make you doubt the salvation of your loved ones or His provision for supplying your needs.
- He will try to make you worry concerning the basic necessities of life — how to feed and clothe your family, how to pay your bills, how to buy the things you need.
As long as you are wavering and allowing doubt to creep in, you will not be able to receive what you need from God. Satan doesn’t want you to enter into a relationship with God where you really know Him, where you are daily trusting and depending upon Him, where you come into the full knowledge that His faith is in you, and you are drawing upon that faith as your life Source.
I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be cast into the sea, and shall not doubt in his heart but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith. (Mark 11:23)
The Greek word for believe is pisteuo, which refers to more than mental assent, and means a continual reliance upon and trust in God. Jesus was saying that if we have the supernatural faith of God and do not doubt or waver in our hearts but believe — continually relying upon and trusting in God — we will receive whatever we ask!
Make this declaration:
God, I am doing what you said. I am asking in faith for your wisdom. I believe I will receive it!