The Recipe for Confusion, part three… from Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power

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Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power…

EL pen Logo with heartGenesis 50:20 But as for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for Good …

Thanks so much for joining me today for the conclusion of Recipe for Confusion! Grab your coffee and join me for some truths about this weapon of confusion that I pray is beginning to lose its power in and over your life!

So here’s where something good can come out of confusion, because confusion can actually be a diving board, so to speak, toward a breakthrough experience or experiences. This means that whenever you feel confused, there could be something happening within you. But if we pay attention to the emotional dashboard, we are better equipped to work through the confusion instead of being dried up by it, or taunted by it. It reminds me of a visual example He gave me I’ve given in class before called “Inside of Me.”

Picture a beautiful crystal pitcher with beautiful etched designs on the outside; on the inside is dirt, dirt, and more dirt. Right beside the beautiful crystal pitcher is another pitcher, nothing fancy about it, easy to overlook, but it is filled with water. As I pick up the pitcher of water and pour it into the beautiful crystal pitcher of dirt, and then stir it up, what happens? Mud is all you see, right?

Well, we are the beautiful crystal pitcher with beautiful God-given talents and gifts etched into each one of us. The mud, on the inside of us, represents the things not dealt with going as far back as your childhood, as well as any lies we’ve bought into along the way. The simple pitcher of water represents truth. It’s not in a fancy pitcher, or even pretty because we all know the truth is hard to swallow at times, especially if it brings pain with it!

So anything that is true that gets poured into you begins the stirring up process, and the only way to come out of the confounded muddy mess is to keep pouring truth until one day what comes out is clear!

It doesn’t always seem as simple as that but once you get to a point where what comes out isn’t so confounded muddy with fear, guilt/shame, rage, denial, and a broken identity, you will see that something has changed for the better. It’s like learning something new. At first, you feel confused and it just doesn’t make sense. But when you return to the material a few days or weeks later, suddenly you understand more than you did before. Keep pouring in the truth!

Now let’s put this analogy to work!

While the master chef of confusion is the enemy, the devil himself, we can turn to our Master Chef for the recipe to peace and contentment, the opposite of confusion. A thought occurred to me as I was about to wrap this up: Just because we profess Jesus as our Master Chef in our lives, doesn’t stop the enemy from trying to throw confusion into our lives! The enemy is always cooking up a batch of confusion and tossing it everywhere and will use even those closest to us to confound and confuse us in an effort to derail us from staying in the kitchen of life with our Master Chef.

So how do we ward off this confusion? Think of at least four things that count for truth that you can pour inside of you each day … Go ahead, write them down. It’s the first step to a new recipe!

Here’s a great recipe found in Galatians 5:22-23: 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.

Clinging to the apron of my Master Chef …

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