“For God is not a God of disorder but of peace—as in all the congregations of the Lord’s people.”
1 Corinthians 14:33 NIV (https://www.bible.com/111/1co.14.33.niv)
"For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind."
2 Timothy 1:7 NJKV (https://www.bible.com/bible/114/2TI.1.7.NKJV)
God is not the author of confusion. God has given us a spirit of power, love and a sound mind. So why are so many Christians confused? The enemy brings confusion, but God gives us peace and a sound mind. How do we obtain a sound mind? How do we avoid being confused? It comes from being in the presence of God. It comes from reading God’s Word. It comes with regular time and communication with God.
It is also easy to become confused when our minds are distracted. We need to clear our heads. We need time to silence all the unnecessary chatter in our minds. It is almost unavoidable to have different things demand all our attention in this life. As a Christian, we must recognize this and employ strategies to clear our heads.
So how do we clear our minds? First, disconnect from distractions. Set apart time for this daily. This may mean that we put away our phones and tablets to focus on God. Use this time to pray. After you pray, write in a journal. Write about your concerns, worries and fears. Then spend time truly hearing from God and write down his responses to your prayers and concerns. The key is to spend time with God regarding this. God is not going to talk over the chatter in our minds.
If the chatter in our mind is louder than the voice of God, it is going to be hard to hear what He is trying to tell you. It is important for us to write down the things that we feel the Lord is teaching us. Whenever we go through a difficult time in our lives, it is good to keep a journal on the lessons that we have learned. When we do this, we can avoid making the same mistakes. We can avoid being confused.
If you are completely stressed out, it's also very difficult to hear from God. We need to decrease the level of stress in our lives. Some ways to make life less stressful is to decrease the chaos in your life. Spend time organizing and simplifying your life.
Another way to remain confused is by constantly staying busy. We were not designed to perform one thing after another without time to rest. We must make margin for time to rest in our lives. We need time to rest, and we need time to think clearly. It is easy to become confused when we are tired and weary. This may mean that we must budget our time appropriately. What are we spending an excessive amount of time on? Take time to take stock of what we are needlessly spending time on. Clear your schedule to spend time with God.
The above are some practical ways to avoid confusion in your life. Remember, God is NOT the author of CONFUSION. God does not want us to be confused regarding the decisions in our lives. With the Grace of God you can avoid being confused. You can have a clear mind and make decisions that are within the Will of God.
Let us pray.
We thank You for everyone reading or listening to this blog right now. We pray for us to have a Spirit of Power, of Love and a Sound Mind. We pray that we as Christians would not to be confused. Help us to clear the chatter in our minds. Help us to surrender all our burdens and concerns unto You and to receive Your Peace in return. We pray that You would help us to decrease the level of stress in our lives. Help us to have a life that is not chaotic. Help us to make margin for time in our lives. We pray for your Holy Spirit to Guide us and to Lead us this coming week in all that we need to do. We surrender before You all our prayer requests, burdens, concerns into Your Hands.
We ask all these things in Jesus Name.
If anyone has not received Jesus as their Lord and Savior and wishes to do so, please say the prayer below:
Please forgive me for my sins.
I invite You Jesus into my heart as my Lord and Savior.
Fill me with Your Holy Spirit. Help me to follow You.
I ask this in Jesus name.
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