I am listening to Joyce Meyer this morning and she just seems to nail what is happening in my life right now. There is so much going on – so many decisions to be made – and so many friends who seem to be in different directions. When friends are speaking on the same subject but declaring two different things… both people can’t be right. God is not the author of confusion. This is evident in many scripture passages.
For wherever there is jealousy (envy) and contention (rivalry and selfish ambition), there will also be confusion (unrest, disharmony, rebellion) and all sorts of evil and vile practices.
1 Corinthians 14:33
For He [Who is the source of their prophesying] is not a God of confusion and disorder but of peace and order. As [is the practice] in all the churches of the saints (God’s people)…
It’s vitally important to remain on your knees in prayer seeking discernment and wisdom. The most difficult thing for me to handle is when people who are friends of mine seem to be pulling in two different directions. Worst of all – is when there is not a peace about it. When you have peace about a situation, at least for me, it’s God’s way of telling me “it’s okay – this is how I want it to go.” Psalm 29:11 says “the Lord will give strength to His people; the Lord will bless His people with peace.” I’m praying for God to lead me to see His will in all things. It’s hard not knowing which “side” is going with in the Lord’s will and which is not – but at the end of the day I don’t have to answer for them, what they choose to do or how to choose to go about making it happen. The only thing I have to answer for is what I do. To all of you reading this – stop worrying about the situation around you, what people are saying, what is going on… you don’t have to know the “big picture” to make your decision. The only thing you need to do is put your blinders on, look forward and see a step at a time where God is leading you. By focusing on everything else going on around you – satan is able to get you thinking about “what if…” or “but…” and that is LUDACRIS! STOP IT! I’m guilty of this too. I’m completely including myself in this. I can’t worry about everyone else’s motives on each step taken, only mine.
God says in I Corinthians 3:13-15 “13 each one’s work will become clear; for the Day will declare it, because it will be revealed by fire; and the fire will test each one’s work, of what sort it is. 14 If anyone’s work which he has built on it endures, he will receive a reward. 15 If anyone’s work is burned, he will suffer loss; but he himself will be saved, yet so as through fire.”
Check yourself. I had to check myself. If you fight yourself to take this step… that is a pretty big sign there is an issue.