The thing with God-confidence is that if I am walking where He leads I can be confident in what He is doing... in what He is going to do.
The thing with God-confidence is that there is so much freedom, because I am resting in who HE is, not in who I am. He placed things in me so HE could draw them out in HIS timing.
The thing with God-confidence is that I can walk forward boldly with my head held high, because I don't need to worry about the future or what it holds. He is already there. He already knows. And He is equipping me now for what is to come.
I can throw my head back and laugh with joy because HE directs my steps.
The thing with God-confidence is that I don't need to fear my motives or remain chained by indecision... because when I stay rooted in HIM I know it has nothing to do with ME and everything to do with HIS purposes.
The thing with God-confidence is that I can boldly desire the things in my heart, because they are the things of His heart. He has created us to desire beauty. He has created us to desire community. He has created us to desire justice. Because these are the things He desires.
Our culture is so absorbed with self-confidence... self-esteem... self-promotion... SELF.
As Christ-followers, let's not get caught up in that lie. It will leave us empty and fearful and paralyzed... because we will see that SELF fails us every time.
But, instead, let's pursue GOD and the things of HIS heart. Rooted in His words, eyes open to what He is doing around us. Let's engage in the things of HIS heart, with confidence in HIM.
"Forget about self-confidence; it's useless. Cultivate God-confidence."
1 Corinthians 10:12 msg