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 liveĀ 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!

Among whom ye shine as lights

Do you find yourself fighting with people? I don’t mean like duking it out, but arguing and bickering. I don’t know, maybe you do literally get in fights and have black eyes all the time. However the contention may be, God does not want contention in your life. He wants you to be at peace.

Philippians 2:15 says, "Do all things without murmurings and disputings." God wants us to be at peace with our neighbors. He want us to have contentment in our relationships and in our actions. Why? He tells us in the next verse.

The next verse gives the reason as, "That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world;" He wants us to be blameless. Having a good reputation. He want us to be harmless. Not bringing detriment to each other. He wants us to act like His children. In acting like His children, we will not be not need to be rebuked. He wants us to act like His children not only because we are His children, but because when we do, we spread His light into the world.

So I would like to challenge you, do everything without contention and strife. God doesn’t want His children fighting one another. He wants us to above reproach. Let us ask God to help us live in maturity, so He can glorify Himself through us, His children. Let us pray that He will work in us to teach us to act without contention, so we can shine as lights even more in this crooked and perverse nation. Let us act like the Father whose children we are!

"Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house." – Matthew 5:15