I am often surprised at how skeptical people are about anything new. I am not sure what in a person’s life has created the need for skepticism. Dictionary.com defines skepticism as the doctrines or opinions of philosophical skeptics; universal doubt; unbelief with regards to religion, especially Christianity. Skepticism is a symptom of fear as is anything that separates us from God and our spiritual self. But skepticism isn’t the final blow that destroys people. It is the lack of action created by skepticism.
I may be slightly skeptical on occasion but my experience has proven that action will normally prove my skepticism erroneous. The older I get the less I know. It is because of this that wisdom is developed. Whatever seemed truth years ago is either been proven wrong or at least misunderstood. I do know that God is in control of all the universe and no matter what I may believe to be true or not is not my concern. I need to move forward carefully with action in the presence of skepticism.
To decrease my skepticism, I need to practice open mindedness and faith. I use my common sense, which continues to improve with experience tempered with spiritual awareness. As I continue to pray and meditate the need to know decreases as I have high expectations of spiritual guidance. When I began learning reliance from God, my Ego would derail my efforts. I would share my experience with others, who would help me back on track and eventually my hope turned into faith and my faith turned into trust. If you want to know where to start in dissolving your skepticism remember…
Your Life is PERFECT!
Dr. Randolph Ek, Mpsy.D.