John Alan Turner

Speaker, Author, Mentor, Coach, Facilitator

Clearing Up Confusion

There are elements of God's will that are mysterious. You will be confused. You'll think he wants you to follow him over here, and suddenly he'll dart over there. Following God is a frustrating and often confusing task. But there are times when I think we pretend to be more confused than we really are.

There are times when we are more confused than we need be.

There are things God wants you to do, and you know what most of them are -- at least you should.

Should I honor my parents? Yes.

Should I get a job to support my family? Yes.

Should I practice generosity and stewardship with the resources God has given me? Yes.

Should I pray? Yes.

Should I rejoice even when life is hard? Yes.

Should I meet regularly with other Christians? Yes.

Should I accept people without prejudice? Yes.

Should I tell a lie? No.

Should I steal from my boss? No.

Should I gossip about the lady with the bad reputation? No.

Should I forgive the jerk who told lies about me, stole from me and gossiped about me? Yes.

You know all of this. It's plainly set forth in the Bible. You don't have to wonder or pray about these things. This is the will of God for your life as a child of God, regardless of who you are or where you live. Nothing mysterious here!

My point here is this: The more you know the Word of God, the less confused you'll be about the Will of God.

Or, stated another way: The people who struggle the God's Will the least are usually the people who know God's Word the best.