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Question I'm not living up to my expectations!!! - August 19th 2013, 02:29 AM

When I was younger, I was lying in bed but I couldn't sleep. I was worried about some people who were bullying me at school. Then, the room lit up and I heard God telling me to be at peace. Then the room faded back into darkness. Now, I feel as though I should be 100% faithful, but I still have a shadow of doubt. Am I ungrateful?
   
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Re: I'm not living up to my expectations!!! - August 19th 2013, 08:36 AM

As we're only human, I think most, if not all of the time, we're not 100% faithful. I mean, come on, it's hard.

I've been in a similar position to you before as well, quite a lot of the time. Like God has done some amazing things in my life, but I still doubt.

It's in our nature for us to doubt, that's the way it is. Maybe you could pray for more faith or something, ask God to help you
   
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Re: I'm not living up to my expectations!!! - August 19th 2013, 12:30 PM

Thank you so much! You have no idea what your words mean to me!!!
   
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Re: I'm not living up to my expectations!!! - August 22nd 2013, 08:27 AM

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Re: I'm not living up to my expectations!!! - August 23rd 2013, 02:16 AM

Hey there,

I think what you are feeling is absolutely normal. I have quite a lot of faith in God but there are still days when I can't help but think "Is it real?" I think that it is just human nature to question things like God and all that. But, in my opinion, I don't think he is going to view us as horrible or unworthy for this instead I think he will be understanding of our struggles. I think the doubt is there to mislead us and try and take us down darker paths but the best thing to do is remind yourself that he is believes in us and wants us to stay strong in those times of doubt.

I think it could be really helpful if you prayed a bit more and asked God to help you through this struggle. I know when I am struggling with doubt I will pray and talk to God about it and ask him to help me keep strong. Also, maybe you could read some of your favorite bible passages or look up some random passages or look online for passages that might be helpful? I know that when I struggle I will randomly search through my bible until I find something that is helpful or I will google a keyword and see what pops up in google.

I hope that this helped and I am wishing you the best of luck.


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Re: I'm not living up to my expectations!!! - August 23rd 2013, 04:20 AM

That's cool that that happened to you. You're not being ungrateful. Since you still have some doubt you'll work past it and figure out what you want to believe. Till then take God's advice and be at peace. Things turn out a lot better when you're calm.
   
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