At times we’re happy, at times we’re sad. There are times, however, when we really feel confused and don’t know what to do with our lives anymore.

Some people who go through these “wilderness experiences” think or feel like they’ll last forever. They think that life is pointless, their lives purposeless, and their planning for the future, among other things, useless.

This is because they’re confused with what they should be doing in their lives.

Have you ever experienced that, or you are currently experiencing that?

If you are, then this article hopes to encourage you, dear friend.

When confusion is the only thing we know

Webster’s 1828 dictionary defines “confusion” as “a mixture of several things promiscuously; hence, disorder; irregularity; as the confusion of tongues at Babel.”

It also defines the word as confusion as “astonishment; agitation; perturbation; distraction of mind.”

With these definitions in mind, we get to understand what’s going on in us when we feel confused: We lose focus over the many concerns and distractions around us.

  • We can’t set aside time for prayer and Bible-reading because we’re too preoccupied by work and other obligations;
  • We can’t focus on our jobs because the online shopping website looks nice and tempting;
  • We find it hard to spend time with our families because we’re too busy with our other concerns.

Friends, we’ve got to get our act straight! God has given us the tools that we need in order to know what we should be doing and actually do it: the Word of God and the Holy Spirit.

Here are a few Bible verses that will help us take control of our direction and avoid confusion:

Stick to God’s Word – Joshua 1:6-8

“Be strong and of good courage, for to this people you shall divide as an inheritance the land which I swore to their fathers to give them. Only be strong and very courageous, that you may observe to do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you; do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may prosper wherever you go. This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.”

Obey God’s Word with help from the Holy Spirit – John 14:23-27

“Jesus answered and said to him, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him. He who does not love Me does not keep My words; and the word which you hear is not Mine but the Father’s who sent Me. These things I have spoken to you while being present with you. But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you. Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.””

Remember that obedience and disobedience with be rewarded – Revelation 22:12-14

“And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last. Blessed are those who do His commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the city.”

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