Confusion is no illusion. Clarity is a rarity.

It’s easy to think you understand a situation when you don’t. I’ve done it often. As human beings, we don’t accurately know how much we know and how much we don’t know. Plus, we easily get the two confused.

When a thought enters your mind that you didn’t choose to think, that thought isn’t from you. Accepting it as your own will create confusion. If we won’t remove weedy thoughts from our mind, it will be overrun with diversions, distractions, and disturbances.

The heart often sees things clearer than the mind does. To keep your heart clamped down is to embrace confusion.

Pride is easily confused. It holds self up like an ornamental shield (having little strength, but making a flashy show), and believes it is thinking clearly.

Today, tomorrow, and yesterday are all so confusing. I find the least confusing time in life to be the present moment. When you need someone to put some sense into all the nonsense of life, listen to the living, resurrected Jesus Christ.

People aren’t comfortable in confusion so they tend to find someone or some group to blame it on. Self-confusion is so prevalent, saying, Know yourself, is like saying, “Quote the entire Magna Carta from memory.” Instead of trying to know myself, I find much more peace, forgetting about myself and getting to know the risen Jesus better.

Our human emotions are volatile and confusing. It’s best to examine their accuracy before we follow and obey them. Unfortunately, some people are so open minded that they will mind their thoughts and feelings, no matter how irrational or harmful they are.

Confusing times call for clarity. The more I surrender to the living Jesus, the clearer my life becomes. A single flash of His insight can replace a confused mind and troubled heart, with inner peace. “Be still and know that I am God.” When I don’t understand, I stand under the empty Cross and trust the risen Jesus.

Understanding is overrated. Everyday we use and enjoy many things we don’t understand (like digital technology & electricity).

Anger is overrated. Too often we use it as a mask to hide our insecurities. Confusion causes too many people discard their best cards and keep their worst ones in their hand.

Confusion even works on a national level. A great country isn’t divided into hostile camps. To spread anger and distrust is to diminish greatness.

The longer you try to make your conscience go along with your opinions and feelings, the more confused you will be. The best antidotes I’ve found for confusion are: reading the Bible with an open heart, listening to Jesus, and praying in tongues.

About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I co-lead a non-traditional expression of the body of Christ in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia" that is available in Kindle & paperback @ http://amzn.to/2nCr5dP
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1 Response to Confusion is no illusion. Clarity is a rarity.

  1. The plight is becoming more real each moment and each day, as birth pangs.

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