Make sure you have faith in God…and not pseudo-faith.
Pseudo-faith is in people. Real faith is in God.
Pseudo-faith is a conviction before people. Real faith is a conviction before God.
Pseudo-faith makes professions to people. Real faith is actually dependent on God for outcomes.
Pseudo-faith is telling people, “I am a Christian.” Real faith is acknowledging the omnipresent Christ in front of others (i.e. you’re talking about Him, not yourself).
Pseudo-faith requires affirmation from other pseudo-believers. Real faith needs only a living God.
Pseudo-faith privately entertains doubts. Real faith is the absence of doubts.
Pseudo-faith does not get tested. Real faith always gets tested.
Pseudo-faith could not pass such a test. Real faith always passes the test.
If you’ve been operating on pseudo-faith, repent before God and He will graciously grant you the real thing. (Don’t repent before others who presume to represent Him; that’s how you got pseudo-faith in the first place).
“The man of pseudo faith will fight for his verbal creed but refuse flatly to allow himself to get into a predicament where his future must depend upon that creed being true. He always provides himself with secondary ways of escape so he will have a way out if the roof caves in.” – A.W. Tozer, 1897-1963