Doubt is your greatest enemy--and it will always by persistently present.
The Apostle Peter was reminding his team in 2 Peter 1:3 that "scoffers" will come. A scoffer is a derider, false teacher or mocker. They/it creates and fuels doubt.
The scoffer or doubter will say things like: "It's not working!" "Where is all the money, staff/leaders, clients or people? Shouldn't there be more by now? Shouldn't we be further along?"
A Couple Thoughts...
1. Doubt isn't present because we're failing. It's present because we're doing something extraordinary!
We need to be personally reminded when we're doubting that what we're experiencing is normal and expected. And, if you're a leader, you need to be spewing that truth into your team.
2. You need to remain strong and stable in the midst of doubt.
I'm reminding you today that doubt and doubters will come. I'm reminding you so that it won't knock you off course and so that you will see doubt for what it is; A LIE!
?What are the consistent doubts that come your direction?
?Do those doubts come through those on your team or closest to you?
If so, you may need to limit the time and influence you give those people.