DEFINITION: Confusion is a lack of clarity or a misunderstanding of the truth or facts in a given situation. It is disruption in regards to time, place, people, or tasks to be accomplished.
FACTS ABOUT CONFUSION:
God is not the author of confusion. God does not cause confusion. If He does not cause it, then it is obvious that it is caused by Satan (1 Corinthians 14:33).
The causes of confusion. Evil spiritual powers may try to cause confusion. Confusion may also be caused by sin in your life, by looking to man instead of God, by lack of knowledge of the truth of God’ Word, and an inability to hear God’s voice and know His will. Your inability to hear God’s voice often arises from neglecting prayer and study of the Word. You do not stay in His presence long enough to receive His direction. Confusion also results simply because you do not ask for wisdom from God.
You never need be confused. You can ask for wisdom from God for every situation in life and you will receive it (James 3:14-17).
The Holy Spirit is your guide. If you are a born-again, Spirit-filled believer, then the Holy Spirit is resident within you. One of His purposes is to guide you into all truth so that you need never be confused.
DEALING WITH CONFUSION:
Discover the root cause of confusion. Is it simply because of miscommunication or is it due to demonic powers? Is it because you have not sought God’s will concerning the situation with which you are dealing? Deal with the root causes of the confusion.
Reject the spirit of confusion. Confusion is a spirit. Do not allow it to operate in your life. Anytime confusion starts to arise in your circumstances, stop and rebuke it immediately!
Resist the devil. Satan causes confusion, so submit yourself to God, resist Satan, and he will flee from you (James 4:7)
Ask God for wisdom. The Bible says: “If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him” (James 1:5).
Embrace and act upon the truth. Jesus said: “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free” (John 8:31-32). Reject the lies of Satan that bring confusion and embrace God’s truth.
WHAT GOD’S WORD SAYS ABOUT CONFUSION:
In thee, oh Lord, do I put my trust: let me never be put to confusion. (Psalm 71:1, KJV)
A man’s steps are directed by the Lord. How then can anyone understand his own way? (Proverbs 20:24)
The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy, making wise the simple. (Psalm 19:7)
The unfolding of your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple. (Psalm 119:130)
For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when perfection comes, the imperfect disappears. (1 Corinthians 13:9-10)
There is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known. (Luke 12:2)
Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known. (1 Corinthians 13:12)
If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free. (John 8:31-32)
But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you. (John 14:26)
If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. (James 1:5)
We know also that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know him who is true. (1 John 5:20)