3 Realities about Confidence
Judges 18:6 The priest said to them, “Go with confidence. The LORD will be with you on your mission.” (NET)
1. Our confidence is rooted in the will of God. When you know that God is with you in your life and mission a feeling of excitement and confidence stirs in your heart. God is not a failure and when you align your life with Him you will cease to be a failure. Confidence can arise because you have His will on the matter. God’s presence and power always follows His will.
Job 31:24 If I have made gold my hope, or have said to the fine gold, [Thou art] my confidence; (KJV)
2. Our confidence should never be placed in money. Many of us ‘say’ this, but we live like money is our God. When money is coming in, we’re happy and full of joy. However, if money has dried up we’re miserable and we live like we’ve been defeated. For the believer our confidence and great hope is not in money but in God. Put your confidence in God and not in money. Money will go up and down, God is stable and is able to elevate your life.
Psalms 118:8 [It is] better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man. (KJV)
3. Like money people can fail us. We all have to put some level of confidence in people. However, the Psalmist says, “it’s better to trust in the Lord”. I love this, he acknowledges we put confidence in people (spouses, business partners, leaders, etc.) yet it’s far better to trust God. People will let us down, that is inevitable. However, God cannot lie or fail. Put your full confidence in the Lord today.
Love you all,
Matt & Alyssa Shull