I can not say that we have all been there, but I am sure we have all had our own doubts. Times where we felt like Jacob wrestling with God. Times when we could not justify suffering as it causes us as believers to take two steps back before we can push forward. For believers, going through most trails feel more like we are balancing on one foot off the side of a cliff. Our faith remains tested. Sadly, due to this balancing act we can often run off course and become that seasonal believer.
A seasonal believer, in my opinion, is those who give much during times of occasion (I.E. Christmas) in order to feel better about past doubts. One who gives God credit when things are looking up in their lives rather than believing God is with them through tough circumstances with purpose. A seasonal believer starts to only believe what he sees. Faith is easily compromised and categorized into a “spiritual dependency” lock box to use only when those seasons change. As Christ followers, we should not be as spasmodic in our faith. The nature of being a Christ follower demands FAITH in its FULLNESS. The fullness of Christ is always there with us, however; we need consistency in our own faith. It does not matter the location or the time. Faith is not climatically dependent, so we can not be fair weathered Christians. We should also never base our Christianity on emotion as well. If we do then we automatically set ourselves up for resentment and resistance when trying situations arise.
1 Peter 4:12-13
What season of faith are you walking through right now?