A friend of mine sent me a link to this video of a young man speaking dramatically about his struggles with faith and doubt. It is a riveting piece…and I was particularly caught by the quote midway where he said “doubt your doubt!”
The point is this – we can get lost in endless speculation over what *could be* and completely miss the simple truth that is right in front of us. The best leap of faith is the shortest one. Far too often, we are willing to make radical speculations and jump to ridiculous conclusions based on little direct evidence.
For example, if we were to walk out to the main intersection in front of the office building, we would find debris of red plastic, silver plastic or chrome, and some glass. The question can be asked “How did this debris get here?”
- Perhaps there was an accident in the intersection and this is the debris from that accident
- Perhaps there was a wrecker pulling a vehicle through the intersection and debris fell off that vehicel into the road
- Perhaps there were space aliens with a tractor beam…pulling vehicles through the air from a nearby junkyard…and debris fell off into the street
The imaginary possibility of #3 can totally distract us from the reality of #1 being the most likely source of the debris.
The next time that doubt overtakes you and takes you down a path of endless speculation, doubt your doubt. Push it aside and get back on track. Trust the simplest solution and move forward.
Thanks for listening.