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Joel Osteen

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Man of God” is the description given to a man that follows God in every way, who obeys His commands with joy, who does not live for the things of this life but for the things of eternity, who willingly serves his God in giving freely of all his resources yet gladly suffers as a consequence of his faith.

God is so merciful that even when people begin to doubt, nothing will keep Him away, says Joel Osteen.

“Today, know that your doubts don’t drive God away. He doesn’t write us off and close the door. He loves us so much and will do whatever it takes to reveal Himself to us,” Osteen wrote in his blog. “When we go through things we don’t understand, God doesn’t expect us to be superhuman. He just wants us to keep looking for Him. He wants us to keep the door of our hearts open.”

 Osteen shared the story of Thomas in the Bible, who like most people encountered moments of doubt in his life. When word got out that Jesus rose from the dead, all of His disciples rejoiced, except for one – Thomas. The skeptic disciple refused to believe in Jesus’ resurrection until he had seen that it happen with his own eyes.

“Understand that Thomas spent as much time with Jesus as the other believers. You might say he ‘grew up in church.’ In other words, he knew all the scriptures. He knew all the right answers. Deep down, he wanted to believe, but his mind was filled with doubts,” explained Osteen.

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