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Uncovering the Origins of Confusion. Today, I want to delve into a significant issue that affects both individuals and couples, whether single or married.

A recurring statement that I constantly hear is, “Pastor, I am in a state of confusion, unsure of what steps to take!” It is widely acknowledged that confusion does not originate from God. As stated in scripture:

For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints. (1 Corinthians 14:33 KJV)

Confusion stems from the devil. A relationship or marriage plagued by confusion will inevitably crumble. Consider this:

The city of confusion is broken down: every house is shut up, that no man may come in. (Isaiah 24:10 KJV)

The next pertinent inquiry then becomes, “What are the causes of confusion?” Let us explore some of them. By identifying the root causes of confusion, one can avoid falling victim to them. So, what are these causes?

Uncovering the Origins of Confusion

1. Neglecting to read the Bible

The word of God is life-giving. In Him lies life, and this life serves as the guiding light for humanity. When one ceases to engage with divinity through His word, confusion inevitably takes hold. If the word of God brings life and light, then it follows that neglecting to read the Bible leads to darkness and spiritual death. 

Initially, this may not manifest as physical death, but it undoubtedly results in a loss of direction, brewing confusion.

2. Ignoring the voice of God

The Spirit of God perpetually seeks to guide us. He communicates with us daily and at all times. Confusion becomes the outcome when one chooses to disregard His voice and instead follow the desires of their heart.

Uncovering the Origins of Confusion

3. Disobedience to God and His principles

Obedience to God and His word brings peace of mind. Conversely, disobedience to God and His principles leads to confusion. The word of God is replete with guiding principles. By adhering to these principles, one can avoid disappointment.

We lie down in our shame, and our confusion covereth us: for we have sinned against the Lord our God, we and our fathers, from our youth even unto this day, and have not obeyed the voice of the Lord our God. (Jeremiah 3:25 KJV)

4. Engaging in multiple relationships simultaneously

Being involved with more than one person in a relationship invariably leads to confusion, as it disrupts God’s intended order. 

When Adam proclaimed, “This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh,” he referred to a singular partner. However, when one engages with multiple individuals simultaneously, it becomes impossible to discern which person truly belongs to them.

5. Succumbing to sexual sins

Indulging in sexual compromises will undoubtedly lead to confusion. God does not desire for us to entangle ourselves in the snares of promiscuity. Such scenarios will invariably breed confusion, as they defy God’s intended order.

The subsequent pressing question then becomes, “What should one do when faced with confusion?” How does one extricate themselves from this state? 

We will consider some potential solutions tomorrow.

Good morning! 


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