Finding Clarity
Finding Clarity

Finding Clarity

Finding Clarity

One thing I strive for when there is a big decision to make is clarity. If I’m feeling confused, if the situation seems cloudy and unclear, that’s a sign to me to pause and not move forward.

Dennis Rainey used to say all the time in our meetings at FamilyLife “when all the facts are laid out in front of you, the decision should jump out to you, and if it’s not clear, then we need to get more facts.” That’s probably an oversimplification of how to make big decisions, but I love the idea of striving for clarity.

A Sound Mind

How do we gain clarity in the spiritual realm of life? One of the songs we sing at church has the line “a sound mind so that I can see clearly.”  How do we move toward a sound mind? For us, the starting place is the Word of God. It’s through God’s Word that the Holy Spirit speaks to us and guides and directs us. We can trust God’s word to guide us because of what 2 Timothy 3:16-17 says: “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.” The words in the Bible are the very words of God, ‘breathed out’ by Him to guide and direct us. It’s through saturating our minds with His Word that we are made ‘complete’ or capable, ‘being well fitted for some function.’

If you’re feeling confused about an issue in life today, seek wisdom from God’s Word. Don’t rush forward in a state of confusion. Seek wise counsel from others. Yes there are times when we have to make decisions with limited information and time but, in general, pause, pray, seek counsel and wisdom from God’s Word. Don’t rush forward in confusion. The enemy loves to create doubt and confusion. Find clarity in God’s Word!

In other church news:
  • As I mentioned Sunday, Kentucky Today featured our church and the response to the search for Lynn Murray in one of their articles. Take time to read the article, because I think you’ll be encouraged. Also, share it with others!

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