If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking. But when you ask him, be sure that your faith is in God alone. Do not waver, for a person with divided loyalty is as unsettled as a wave of the sea that is blown and tossed by the wind. Such people should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. Their loyalty is divided between God and the world, and they are unstable in everything they do.
Some of the other translations of the Bible call this divided loyalty double mindedness. We who follow and serve the Lord Jesus Christ are in the world but should not be of the world. In other words we who choose to follow Christ should be like Him in everything we do. If our loyalty is divided we are not convinced that God’s way is best. Like the waves, divided loyalty leaves us unsettled.