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

Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power...

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 for our coffee hour and some clarity on the subject of confusion, what I deem to be one of the devil’s most powerful weapons in our everyday lives. Grab your coffee and let’s get back to the recipe!

Let’s keep digging to confirm the truth; that confusion never works alone!

Another translation for confound is “buwsh,” pronounced “boosh” and means: “to pale, by implication to be ashamed; also by implication, to be disappointed or delayed.”

So here we learn that confound/confuse is also accompanied by SHAME. Let me give you an acrostic for that word, another powerful weapon of the enemy’s: Self Harming Attitude Manifesting Externally! In other words, shame is internal while guilt is external and the difference is guilt has been atoned for but shame is something we tend to hang on to … internally!

So now, so far in this pot of confusion, we have fear and shame. Pretty powerful ingredients, wouldn’t you say? And definitely not tasting very good! 🙂

The Hebrew concordance also explains that this translation/word also has hints toward worthlessness.

So if confusion were a main dish we were preparing, we have at least how many ingredients here? And we’re not even done with the recipe!  Take a moment and write “Confusion” and then underneath that, begin numbering the ingredients. So far we have three. FEAR + SHAME + WORTHLESSNESS = CONFUSION in the making!

But there are still more ingredients to add to this pot of confusion!

Another translation for confounded/confused is “kalam” and it means:  “to wound, but only figuratively” — which means emotionally — and it also means “to taunt or insult.”

So now we have in the pot of confusion, or confoundedness, fear, shame, worthlessness, and now we’re shaking in a bit of “wounded, taunted, and/or insulted.”

Wow, this is getting more and more potent by the minute. It’s like I can see the Wicked Witch of the North standing over her pot sneering as she stirs all these ingredients in there, her nose twitching real good and the hair of her eyebrows singeing off. The echo of her evil laugh makes me shudder … but only for a minute because I’m on to her recipe and I’m going to ruin her recipe but good … and when she least expects it! You can too! But let’s get to the end of this recipe first.

The last Hebrew (Old Testament) translation for confounded/confusion is “yabesh” pronounced “yaw-bashe’” and in addition to meaning “to be ashamed,” it also means “to be dry, be dried up, be withered.”

Let’s exchange the Wicked Witch of the North for the Devil, and we’ll keep the cooking theme here:

Imagine him cooking up this pot of confusion to cast it into our life. He’s throwing in all these ingredients, and then all of a sudden, he turns his back for just a moment; comes back to the stove, and poof, everything has been dried up! Where did it go? It vanished so its power is now silent … but ever powerful! The truth is that’s what the recipe of confusion does to us … inside; it dries us up making it difficult for truth to soak into our hearts!

Look over all the ingredients for confusion and journal some ingredients that would counter-act each one! Join me tomorrow for the conclusion and an analogy that will give you power and clarity over this weapon of confusion.

Rejoicing over the victory …

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