You don’t operate as an unbeliever. You are a believer. Just as you aren’t a car just because you’re standing in a garage, a car isn’t something else when it’s NOT in the garage. You are a believer and this means that you operate in faith. Yeah, your faith has been knocked down, drug out, kicked in the kneecaps, but it’s still there. Romans 12:3 says that we think in accordance with the measure of faith God has given us. Lemme tell ya, when God delivers you and pulls you up outta bed and off that couch, you’ve got some faith. It’s what you DO with it that constantly redefines your character and who you are in the body of Christ. You’ve got that faith that moves mountains, the faith that stomps mustard seeds and makes mustard. (I’m not sure, by the way, how to make mustard, but I imagine you have to mash the seeds.) Your faith may be lacking at times, but that doesn’t make you any less of a believer. That’s when you rely on others to pray for and with you; that’s when you read God’s promises and believe them with your life; that’s when you cast all your cares on Him regardless of how many times it takes; but that’s NOT when you lie down and give up! WE ARE NOT FINISHED.
Our thoughts have gotta be lined up with God. In order to do that, you’ve gotta keep your nose in His book and read what He’s got to say ESPECIALLY when you don’t feel like it. The enemy chips away at us one lie at a time. If he’s got that kind of patience, I think we better sure as Hades strive to work just as diligently as he is. I never thought I’d take lessons from the enemy on much, but you have to admit he’s good at what he does. Remember: We’re not of this world, we’ve been changed. You can’t change your mind in the middle and decide to be a “World-ian” or a “World-avite.” God’s changed you. You cannot quit the race before you. The devil will not win. He can’t. That’s one thing he’s NOT good at. Not when it comes to children of God.