Chaos looms around every corner when disorder is a part of our lives. If disorder takes over, defeat is not far behind. Without a plan, without an objective, without a goal, most people wander around in an ever expanding circle of confusion. Disorder comes on strong when envy and rivalry take precedence over the fruits of the spirit or Godly guidance.
Disorder invites confusion and confusion invites all kinds of demonic strongholds to reign. There’s an old saying that “if you don’t stand for something you’ll fall for anything”. Disorder is at the helm of a lack of Godly discernment and the ability to take a stand for God and the Word of God. God will not bless the plans of disorder. Disorder is never right. It is, in fact, out of order in every respect.
The amount of choices we have today can confuse us into a disorderly state. No longer do we see good vs. evil or evil vs. good. We see lukewarm all around us. Lukewarm correctness is incorrect and can cause chaos, divisions, confusion, and misunderstandings. Trying to stay in the middle without the proper foundation underneath us can throw us off balance and cause disorder to become a stronghold in our lives.
Revelation 3:15-16 I know your [record of] works and what you are doing; you are neither cold nor hot. Would that you were cold or hot!16So, because you are lukewarm and neither cold nor hot, I will spew you out of My mouth!
What’s the answer? How do we regain what we could lose forever if disorder continues?
1. Know and follow the word of God without wavering. Don’t allow seemingly successful teachers of the gospel, or false religions that profess to know God but don’t, to lead you astray.
Titus 1:10-11 There are many believers, especially converts from Judaism, who are rebellious. They speak nonsense and deceive people. 11They must be silenced because they are ruining whole families by teaching what they shouldn’t teach. This is the shameful way they make money.
2. Do not allow yourself to be caught up in worldly arguments and divisions. Go to God in prayer often and with all humility over every area that may confuse you before you turn yourself over to a disorderly life or wrong thinking.
2 Corinthians 12:20 For I am fearful that somehow or other I may come and find you not as I desire to find you, and that you may find me too not as you want to find me–that perhaps there may be factions (quarreling), jealousy, temper (wrath, intrigues, rivalry, divided loyalties), selfishness, whispering, gossip, arrogance (self-assertion), and disorder among you.
James 3:16 Wherever there is jealousy and rivalry, there is disorder and every kind of evil.
Galatians 5:26 We can’t allow ourselves to act arrogantly and to provoke or envy each other.
3. Let the peace of God remain in your heart no matter what’s happening in the world. Shake off any fear, worry, anger, and distress.
Luke 21:9 And when you hear of wars and insurrections (disturbances, disorder, and confusion), do not become alarmed and panic-stricken and terrified; for all this must take place first, but the end will not [come] immediately.
1 Corinthians 14:33 For He [Who is the source of their prophesying] is not a God of confusion and disorder but of peace and order. As [is the practice] in all the churches of the saints (God’s people),
4. Never assume a position that takes precedence over God’s Word. Worldly thinking and God can’t both be right. Anything that goes against the teachings of Jesus Christ can never be right and ultimately will not succeed.
Luke 6:49 But he who merely hears and does not practice doing My words is like a man who built a house on the ground without a foundation, against which the torrent burst, and immediately it collapsed and fell, and the breaking and ruin of that house was great.
5. Keep busy. Surround yourself with Godly objectives. Keep focused on the goal. Let everything you do be done in love for God first and others second.
2 Thessalonians 3:11 Indeed, we hear that some among you are disorderly [that they are passing their lives in idleness, neglectful of duty], being busy with other people’s affairs instead of their own and doing no work.
Written by Christian author, Pola Muzyka.