So, Why Do Christians Get Confused?
“My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.” John 10:27
“He who is of God hears God’s words; therefore you do not hear, because you are not of God.” John 8:47 (NKJV)
“But He said, ‘More than that, blessed are those who hear the word of God and keep it!’” Luke 11:28 (NKJV)
There have been many times in my life when confusion has caused me to stop dead in my tracks. With a muddled mind, I have been known to throw my hands up in the air out of frustration. This confusion almost always involves a decision that needs to be made. Facts and details come flying in from all directions. One minute I think I have reached a decision, but then another detail rushes in and changes my mind.
Sorting through details, facts, possible outcomes, circumstances, and feasible consequences and blessings will always require diligence, patience, and prayer. A lack of patience and a desire to act immediately, instead of waiting for God to clarify things, is a mistake many of us make.
Instead of rushing ahead of God, we need to let Him lead and guide us. His timing is perfect and He knows hidden dangers that lie in wait. This calls for a keen ear and quiet time in prayer. The quiet still voice of the Holy Spirit will say, “Move, wait, this direction,” and we don’t want to miss out on His leading.
It is the soul who has tossed all decisions to God, knowing He will sort them out in His time and in His way, who will find a peace that transcends all understanding. Confusion robs us of peace and fuels our anxiety. By handing God the things that concern us, we can be certain the best (not necessarily the easiest) outcome will occur.
So, when facts and details come flying past you, don’t allow them to become a hurricane that knocks you down. Cry out to God in prayer. Notify Him that…
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