Day 9 – Confusion
Prayer Time Goal: 9 Minutes
While writing today’s content, it occurred to me that no sin truly operates solo. There is always a gang up.
Growing up my family, through thick Panamanian accents would say, “Sin will take you further than you want to go and keep you longer than you want to stay.” As I grew older, I would sometimes hear this variation from others, “Sin will take you further than you want to go, keep you longer than you want to stay, and will cost you more than you can (or want) to pay.”
I often envisioned this powerful statement as it pertained to “deeper” types of sin snowballing into other sins, but what occurred to me in writing this, was that it really does apply to all sin. You may not think of confusion as a sin per se, but let’s dissect the pathways that confusion almost always leads to (a.k.a the “gang up”)…
Take a moment and think of what you say, do, and feel when you’re personally confused. For me, I have doubted, become worried, anxious, and or fearful. I’ve tried to solve things myself. I have become indecisive, stagnant, and depressed even. And at times, with clouded vision, I went the wrong way as a result of haste, ignorance, and or disobedience. It is important to understand that none of these fruit of confusion are of God – there’s no confusion in that!
Today, ask the Living God for peace, understanding, wisdom and discernment. Pray for this also within your marriages, families, social relationships, workplaces, ministries, and wherever else you may be plugged into.
Proverbs 3:5 – Trust in the LORD with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding.
1 Corinthians 14:33 – For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.
Isaiah 26:3 – You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.
James 1:5 – But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him.
2 Timothy 1:7 – “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”
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