Have you ever been double-minded about something?  Well, if you’ve ever changed your mind about anything, then you have been.  It’s a terrible, uneasy feeling that works on you, and sometimes you just can’t make up your mind.  It’s like coming to a fork in the road and not knowing which direction to take.  What if I go this way?  Maybe it won’t get me where I want to go, and I’ll have to come all the way back and take the other road.  But what if I take this road and drive for a long time and it doesn’t look like the right way?  Should I turn around and go back?  What if I’m close to where I want to go and turn around too soon?  What if?
   Nobody likes those kinds of scenarios, yet from time to time, we all do it.  No matter which we decide to do, there are nagging doubts, did I make the right decision?  That, my friend, is the result of being double-minded.  I think so anyway, I’m not sure (that’s supposed to be funny).  Is there a way to avoid being double-minded?  Glad you asked.
We never need to be unsure of the right choice.  The right way is to ask God for wisdom.  It is written in James 1:5-8;
Jas 1:5  If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.
Jas 1:6  But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.
Jas 1:7  For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord.
Jas 1:8  A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.
    Did you notice that God will freely give you the wisdom you need to make the right choice?  But when He grants you the wisdom, you are to be settled and unwavering in your application of it.  Why is that?  Because God knows all the answers to all the questions, and once He tells you the answer, He expects you to believe Him and not keep seeking the answer from other sources.  Do people ever do that?  Surely not!!
    More than once I have dealt with people who have asked God for an answer to a problem they are facing.  But rather than act on the answer God gave them, they will ask everyone  they know what they should do.  That is a glaring example of double-minded.  God says if you do that you will NOT receive anything of the LORD, for you are unstable in all your ways. 
   Why would you not act upon the wisdom that God offers?  Maybe you’re not sure it came from God at all.  Maybe you think it came out of your own mind?  See how tormenting it is to be double-minded?  What is the cure?  It’s so simple you’ll wonder why you didn’t see it earlier: It is impossible for God to lie!  That means if you find it in God’s word, that’s the answer, there is no second opinion needed, for the word of God is forever settled in heaven.  I’ll give you an example that I live by.  One of my favorite passages in the Bible is Psalm 103:2-6, Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:   Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;
Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies; Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
The LORD executeth righteousness and judgment for all that are oppressed.
   Those few verses have given me such hope and peace for the present and future.  No matter what is going on around me, I know God will take care of me.  I don’t have to wonder “WHAT IF?”  My God is bigger that “what if?”, for He has said He forgives all my sins, heals all my diseases, which by the way, will save me a ton of money in doctor bills.  That’s money I can use to further the Gospel.  He redeems my life from destruction.  I don’t have to live in fear of dying in a car wreck, or in a house fire, for example.  His lovingkindness and mercy are always mine, and He gives me GOOD things, not bad, so that I remain youthful, carefree and joyful.  And if the devil and his crew should happen to pull a fast one on me, God will execute His righteous judgment on them and deliver me and all who are oppressed who trust in Him.  It’s just that simple!
 Yeah, but what if you lose your job?  What if you lose your home?  What if you lose your health?  What if all your friends and family take a disliking to you?  What if the economy turns really bad?  What will you do then?
   Well, if you are settled in trusting God, these thoughts will never haunt you, for you are not double-minded.  You see, that’s what is so good about having a relationship with Christ Jesus!  You can live life free from “what if?”.  You can ask Him what to do if you don’t know, and He will always give you the right answer, when you need it.  You will never have to worry about being at the Airport when your ship comes in, if you are not double-minded, for you will always be at the right place at the right time, for the Holy Spirit of God will order your steps.
   You won’t be spending time at the doctor’s office, spending your hard earned money, for you will be absolutely settled that you are healed by the stripes of Jesus.  When those attacks come against your body from the devil, and sometimes they do; you’ll never waver from the truth.  But you will stand solidly upon God’s Word, and by the authority granted you as a disciple of Christ Jesus, you can command those symptoms of sickness to leave, not only in your own body, but in the bodies of those you pray for.  But keep in mind, you must not be double-minded.  Faith cannot and does not co-exist with doubt.  Imagine, if you will, the transmission in a car:  It has Park, Reverse, Neutral and Drive (forward).  It can only do one thing at a time.  A car cannot go forward and backwards at the same time.  It cannot park and drive at the same time.  You must choose ONE at a time.
   You cannot believe and doubt at the same time, yet some try to do so by calling it HOPE.  Well, I hope such and such happens.  In other words, I’d like it to, but I’m not sure it will.  That is a very dangerous thing to do when it comes to faith, for you are destroying faith’s ability to work in your behalf.  God respects someone who does not believe more than He does someone who is wishy-washy double-minded.  In fact, the Lord Jesus said in Revelation 3:16-17,  I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.  So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.  So, do you want to walk in God’s best for your life?  Then don’t be DOUBLE-MINDED!