Nicodemus was a man on a mission. There were some things that he just didn’t understand. Imagine, Jesus just told him that he must be born again and he had a difficult time trying to understand the concept. Eventually he began to understand that being born again has nothing to do with physical birth. However, he still had difficulty understanding what Jesus was saying.
He wanted some more clarity so he just blurted out his question; “How are these things possible?” (John 3:9 NLT) He decided it made no sense to go home with unanswered questions. He was unprepared for Jesus’ response, “You are a respected Jewish teacher, and yet you don’t understand these things? (John 3:10) This is a mistake we continue to make. When we have questions, we go to individuals we believe are learned, but they are just as confused as we are. Not willing to admit that they don’t have the answer; they give us something that sounds good to our ears and we take it as truth. But Nicodemus recognized that he needed clarity and so he went to Jesus.
Where do you go when you need answers? You can go to a respected teacher and find that he or she has as many questions as you have. “Can one blind person lead another? Won’t they both fall into a ditch? Students are not greater than their teacher. But the student who is fully trained will become like the teacher.” (Luke 6:39-40) Don’t allow someone who is just as confused as you are to behave like an expert in your life and you find yourself in a bigger mess than you were in before. When confusion enters your life, do like Nicodemus and go to Jesus. He will have the answer you need.
Feature of the Week: God’s Word in my Life Women’s Journal.
Thought for Today: Friend, when things are unclear, go to Jesus.
Have a blessed day and walk in faith and victory.