The source of confusion

Have you ever been in the complete center of God’s will and you knew that you were right with Him- and nothing made sense? You were confused, you didn’t what was going on, you were unsure about many things? Well, you probably can’t relate to such a situation because confusion and God’s will don’t really go hand in hand.

1 Corinthians 14:33 spells it out very clearly for us when it says, “For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.” Confusion is not something we are given from God as a reward for faithful service. Confusion is usually a result of sin.

Proverbs 4:19 says, “The way of the wicked is as darkness: they know not at what they stumble.” This “confusion” is contrasted with: “But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.” The idea of “perfect” here means established. So the wicked stumble and fall at unknown things, but the righteous or just, continually become more and more established.

My question for you today is simple. Is there confusion in your life?

If you are finding yourself repeatedly confused about issues in your life, or you’ve been having problems and you’re not really sure why, you may have been inviting confusion into your life by unholy living. Life isn’t difficult to understand. Life is simple. Honor God and serve Him. Cast your cares upon Him. Trust Him to handle everything.

If you find yourself in a pattern of confusion, unsure feelings, and doubt you may have some unconfessed sin in your life. Ask God to reveal what you must turn from in order to walk in the light again. God knows just what you need and knows just how to help you. You never need to live in any manner of confusion or doubt.

God doesn’t want you to live in any form of confusion or darkness. Don’t ever settle with that sort of condition! Live in the light as God intended you to!

Where there is no vision

Where there is no vision the people perish. Proverbs 29:18

I don’t think I need to present you with the figures of pastoral dropout, or give the number of those who left the mission field, or give the percentage of youth leaving the church. It is obvious that the modern church needs a proper vision. As proverbs says, “Where there is no vision, the people perish.” It is interesting to note that many secular organizations recognize the importance of having a vision. Many business executives present the goals of a company at the beginning of a new fiscal year, and we are all familiar with the President’s state of the union address. These presentations may often seem like mindless talk, but they do serve a purpose. They unify the business or country and provide direction. 

The church in many ways, has lost it’s direction. Christ may be the focus of our Sunday morning service, but for most of us He is not the focus of our lives. We lack the devotion and dedication to Christ that His great sacrifice is worthy of. May I submit to you that we have failed to humble ourselves, because we have lost our vision of the awesomeness of God. We have failed to pray, because we have viewed ourselves as capable to act without his assistance. And we have failed to seek Him, because we have viewed the meaningless distractions of this world to be of more value than a relationship with our precious Savior. 

I’m far from perfect. And I am most definitely preaching to myself right now. But I would like to say that we need to reevaluate our lives. Let us call upon God to give us the direction He wants us to have, and the vision he wants us to see.