Confused? 4 Questions To Help You Find Clarity

“Confusion cannot coexist with God’s presence.” ~ Stormie Omartian

There are seasons in life filled with so much confusion, that you can become burdened with insecurity and anxiety. The inability to make a decision begins to rob you of all peace and joy. Maybe you aren’t able to decide which career path to pursue, or you are questioning a relationship. Perhaps you are struggling with doubts about your faith.

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Nevertheless, whatever is causing your confusion, the perplexity it brings leads you to question everything about your life, especially your self worth and identity. These inadequate feelings can cause you to make rash and unwise decisions, or worse, it can completely paralyze you. In either case, you never have to live with double mindedness, because confusion is never from God.

Confusion can be a positive step towards wholeness.

If you can be patient with yourself and with God, the turbulence you’re wrestling with during a time of doubt can actually become a time of growth and healing for you. Here are some questions to help you find clarity as you walk through the dark valley of uncertainty.

1.Who’s voice are you listening to?

Confusion is never from God. 1 Corinthians 14:33 tells us, “For God is not a God of confusion but of peace…” When you start to feel upset about your situation, invite the God of peace to take control of every area of you life. Do your part and be willing to submit your thoughts to His will. Choose to have the faith to believe that God will replace your fear and anxiety with His serenity.

When you are feeling conflicted, it is of utmost importance that you be grounded in the Word of God and in prayer.

Make a conscious decision that you will listen to the voice of God only. Confusion comes from the enemy, so recognize that you are under attack when you’re struggling in this way.

2. How is your patience level?

Perseverance, endurance and self-control are key to receiving all that God wants for you. Resist being agitated and wanting to rush God so that you can get the relief you are desiring. The Lord is more interested in building your godly character than He is about releasing you of your anguish.

What you need the most in times of confusion is patience.

Waiting on the Lord for answers can be very challenging to your faith. You honor God when you rest in Him with confidence that He will respond to your cries for help. The person that walks by faith, trusting in God’s perfect timing will be blessed. Psalm 18:25 tells us that to the faithful God shows Himself to be faithful.

Wait faithfully and patiently on God to answer you. Envision your dreams coming true and God opening the doors for your heart’s desires.

3. Is there any unconfessed sin in your life?

Confusion can be caused when you knowingly or unknowingly, mix darkness with light. God is a god of order. Go to God  first and ask Him to show you where you may have opened a door in allowing feelings of chaos in to your life. Unconfessed sin puts up a barrier between you and God. Spend time with Him and humbly ask Him about the condition of your heart.

It’s also important that you confess to another human being the nature of your wrongs. There is something very powerful that happens when we talk to another person about our struggles. A lot of healing comes in sharing your burdens with others.

James 5:16 makes it clear; “Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed…

All lusts of the flesh will bring confusion. When we’re in a season of being burdened with something we want clarity on, we can become very self-centered. Recognize this as sin and confess it as well.

Too much focus on yourself will perpetuate your confusion.

4. Are you a man-pleaser or a God-pleaser?

Most of us want the approval and recognition of others. We seek out the opinions of friends and family and validate what they think. There is nothing wrong with getting counsel from others. However, too many outside opinions will contribute to confusion.

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What you ought to be doing is listening only to God’s thoughts. This means obeying what Psalm 46:10 says; “Be still, and know that I am God!” When you’re in a fluster, looking for answers, being still is quite possibly the hardest thing to do. It’s a discipline few have mastered. Take advantage of this season of confusion and practice being quiet with Jesus. Ask Him to help you find clarity.

I believe God loves it when we are authentic with Him. So, if you’re frustrated with your circumstances and feel He has been silent through them, tell Him how you feel. Be real with Jesus.

Being authentic with God will begin to lift the clouds of doubt.

May these four questions help you find peace as well as rid you of all your insecurities in your season of uncertainty.

God has given you a sound mind. Don’t allow anything in that is not from God. We, as Christians, are in a very real battle. It’s important that you fight your battles spiritually. You have been given authority by Jesus, to rebuke the spirit of confusion.

What the enemy means for harm, God will use for good. You can be intentional and see this season of wondering and questioning as an aide towards your personal growth, healing and wholeness.

Learn to speak words of life and God’s truth over yourself and ask Him for wisdom. Worship and praise God as you walk by faith trusting His leadership. Doing these things will draw you in to a deeper relationship with Jesus and, therefore, push out the heaviness that confusion brings.

And start rejoicing, because your answers are right around the corner. Hallelujah to the God of peace.

And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.  Keep putting into practice all you learned and received from me—everything you heard from me and saw me doing. Then the God of peace will be with you.~ Philippians 4:8-9.

Comments

  1. Thank you fir this awesome post. There is no doubt confusion can be like an overwhelming avalanche. A good indicator that we may have taken our eyes off the Lord!

  2. Thank you for such wise and spiritual words! “You have been given authority by Jesus to rebuke the spirit of confusion.” This is so powerful for me and yet so simple. Today I will use this authority! Love you Tweeny!

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