“For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.”

James 3:16


There are many times when confusion fills our hearts, and we are left wondering how and why it is so. However, there can be no fruit where a tree has not been planted. This means that there are things you can be sure are present when confusion starts to show up.

And some of those things are envy – wanting what others have so much that you are willing to do whatever it takes to show that you can have it too, or that you are better off. And strife: rivalry that is rooted in selfish ambition.

The truth is, it can be often hard to observe these traits when you’re in a state of confusion. This is because when you’re confused, you feel like a victim at the time, and you have to battle with many voices that want different things at the same time.

In a corporate fellowship, confusion reigns because there are too many voices trying to assert their place and why they are better than the other.

This is why it is so important to come to a place of total quiet in times of confusion. Quietness means turning to God in surrender, letting go of everything you think you want, and letting the Holy Spirit show you the places you have gone wrong. It is first repenting, and then listening, and having no other ambition than the will of our Father.

Further Study: James 3:17,18
Charge: Learn to quiet your soul; that’s a reliable way out of confusion.

Stay quiet.

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