Finding Confidence in the Lord
"For I am confident in this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.” Philippians 1:6
I wish I didn’t struggle so much with self confidence. It's something I really want to work on this year - being assured of who I am, not apologizing for all that comes with that.
The thing is that I didn't struggle with this while growing up... or at least I don't remember that I did. But as an adult the struggle has become REAL, friend, and I don't think I'm alone in that! It could be that we are now bombarded with all the things we should be, the clothes we should be wearing, how our makeup should look, the career we should be chasing, the pots and pans and water bottles we should be using, the husband we should be looking for.
And when we start focusing on what we should or shouldn't be doing according to the world, it’s easy to lose confidence in what we already are doing according to God.
When we lack confidence, we lack an understanding of who God is and who He says we are. Because when we understand that He is perfect in all His ways and this perfect God created us with intent, love, and purpose, we can then understand who we actually are.
Confidence isn't being convinced of who we are, but being convinced of who He is.
When Paul says he is CONFIDENT God is going to complete the work He has created in us, we should sit there. We should linger in it, bask in it, understand it. We should learn how to dwell in who we are, on what He is doing in us and who God is to us.
I am confident in God, therefore I can be confident in who He created me to be.
Are you confident this morning, friend? If you find yourself questioning this morning, doubting who God created you to be, let me encourage to shift your thinking. From who you are to who He is. Because this perfect, all-knowing and wonderful God created you with purpose, for His glory, to further His Kingdom. And when we know that - when we are absolutely convinced of that - we can be confident.
My sincere prayer and hope today is that you can head into this week confident. In God, in your purpose, in yourself. Finish out your week convinced of the beautiful creation that you are as a child of the King of Kings and Lord of Lords.