James 1:6 But he must ask in faith, without doubting, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.

When we’re standing in faith for a thing, there are forces, conditions, and circumstances that will tempt us to doubt. These thoughts of doubt are brought on by the enemy because he knows a person who doubts can’t expect to receive anything from the Lord (James 1:7).

When these thoughts of doubt come, we must resist them and remain in faith. To determine if we’re in faith or beginning to doubt, we must identify the areas of doubt.
1. Has your desire reduced? Initially, your desire was great. After a period of time and looking at the circumstances, you’ve reduced your desire to what you logically think is possible.
2. You’ve convinced yourself that you don’t want or need the desire. Usually, because of the circumstance or the magnitude of the desire, along with delay, you’ve convinced yourself that you no longer want the desire. A “deep” believer would even say, they’re content or it’s not meant for them.
3. You begin to get frustrated or worried due to the time delay of the promise.
4. You’ve been convinced that you’re not worthy to receive that desire. In actuality, the blood of Jesus has made us worthy to receive every promise of God if we’re willing to believe (2 Cor. 1:20).

Now that you know the areas of doubt, we can examine our lives to determine if we’re remaining in faith or succumbing to doubt. Remain in faith.