Double-think is when we get into a tailspin over-analyzing our motives and worrying over our possible sins or those we might commit or whether we did commit or not. Did I apologize thoroughly enough? Do I need to apologize for that? Or not?
Everyone can do this, but women can be more vulnerable, I think, because we are hungry for approval and can easily become insecure about how we are doing. We don’t like to be in trouble, and we like to color inside the lines. What if we accidentally got outside one of the lines? Is that okay? Is it legal to use the red crayon or is only blue allowed? Was I really sincere when I said that? Or was I faking? Am I in a bad mood?
Life is too short to double-think our motives and over-analyze how we are doing all the time. It’s a way of trying to do God’s job for Him, and we are not any good at it. The Holy Spirit deals with us when we sin, and He has perfect vision. He is not confused. Our aim is to be sensitive to Him. How? By being in the Word, by confessing the sins we know about as soon as we know about them, by deliberately trying to please God by walking by faith and rejoicing in His goodness and grace.
The irony is that flirts never worry about whether they are flirting or not. Insincere people don’t worry about whether they’re being sincere. Disobedient kids don’t worry about whether they’re disobeying. So we should let it rest. Double-thinking everything just wears us out and distracts us from our duties here and now.