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Organizing the Inside – Day 183 Let Confidence Soar!

4We are confident of all this because of our great trust in God through Christ. 5It is not that we think we are qualified to do anything on our own. Our qualification comes from God. 6He has enabled us to be ministers of his new covenant. This is a covenant not of written laws, but of the Spirit. The old written covenant ends in death; but under the new covenant, the Spirit gives life. 2 Corinthians 3:4-6 (NLT)

Let your confidence soar!
Your confidence will be strong when you know who you are in Christ and which dreams He has designed for you to follow. You may not always feel like you’re on the right path, but your greatest contribution to the plan of God lies in who you already are. We are often told that we must work to achieve a certain status; and our confidence is derived from how well we do in achieving more. For me, it would be foolish to put my confidence in anything that I can achieve. My confidence is completely reliant upon Christ. Without God working in me and through me all my labor would surely be in vain.

Thinking like a child
When I was a child I’d ask my parents question after question. I wanted to have all my questions answered, because I thought that was what being an adult was really all about, you just know stuff; you have all the answers. I can remember wondering what happens when we die. I would lay awake in bed contemplating various scenarios about what it would be like to be dead. Even as a child, not knowing much at all, I concluded the matter on my own. Death would be, well I decided it would just be nothing, a complete state of nothingness, an empty white space. I must have been about nine and I desperately wanted answers about life and death. Having not received any satisfactory answers, I drew my own conclusions.

Becoming an adult means things change.
Yet, when we become adults we somehow hold on to the same childish thinking that we should know everything. We hide our fears and cover our inadequacies behind a smile that tells the world, I know what I’m talking about. All this shows a false confidence and causes us to rely more on our intellect and achievements, and less on faith in God. Because of the privilege and authority God has given me, I give each of you this warning: Don’t think you are better than you really are. Be honest in your evaluation of yourselves, measuring yourselves by the faith God has given us. Romans 12:3 True wisdom and inner confidence can only be found in a relationship with Jesus. There is something about fellowship with an omniscient and omnipotent God that deepens your belief in someone greater than yourself. The Word tells us, Trust in the LORD with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Proverbs 3:5 (NLT) I’ve chosen to abandon any phony sense of confidence and exchange it for what is real; a renewed faith in God. Real confidence can’t be based upon human wisdom, wealth or prestige; it must be founded upon a complete reliance in the strength and grace of God. Where does your true confidence lie?