“Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.” – Ephesians 4:3
A doubtful person is someone whose loyalty comes into question from time to time. At times the person may seem very loyal and at other times disloyal.
Many people actually have this trait of being both loyal and disloyal. At times, they exhibit much loyalty and faithfulness and at other times, they are disloyal. It is important that you watch out for such people and note them carefully. They may be on your side or they may turn against you depending on the issue at hand. I have experienced this kind of mixed loyalty more than once.
You may live with such people all through your ministry and never realize how they undermine you constantly because they are also loyal to you. I once had a member of my team whose support was like the support of Joab: longstanding, unflinching. And yet in this same character, I have had a person who stirs up much dissension at meetings. It was years after these experiences that I realized that I was dealing with a mixture of both loyalty and disloyalty in the same person.
The Holy Spirit does not flow in an atmosphere of disputes. Disputes and debates stir up differences of opinion, which divide the team. Once the unity and oneness is broken, the environment for the anointing is gone. Constant, rancorous debate may be good for parliament but is not good for building an anointed team. We are to preserve the unity of the Spirit in an atmosphere of peace: “Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace” (Ephesians 4:3)
By Dag Heward Mills