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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Walk with Confidence

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I can do everything through him who gives me strength.
- Philippians 4:13

This week is quite challenging for me. I am making a bold step in defining my career. In times when unemployment and economic challenges are affluent it is quite hard gather strength in deciding to leave one's existing job. It takes so much confidence!

Confidence is one word that I've been reflecting on this whole week and I'd like to share with you. I've been presented another opportunity with another organization, nothing definite, nothing grand, yet something in me wants to move somewhere and start again...and I'm doing just that. Despite the willingness of myself to jump to another plane a part of me worries and is scared...it is always wise to look ahead but difficult to look further than you can see, and that is what's holding me back.

Yet, Philippians 4:13 reminds me not to be afraid. It gives me the strength...the confidence and the will to move on...to walk on, for He is with me. Confidence as dynamic as it is draws the line between accomplishment and failure. For some people who has been living in inferiority life can be a continuous struggle for competence and acceptance. For some people it gives me the will to live despite all!

We as followers of Christ should exude confidence. For the Proverbs 28:1 says, "The righteous are as bold as a lion." Therefore we should be able to fight insecurities and doubt and confidence should dominate our lives. And that is possible through Him.

Some people find me too bold and overly confident at times. I never felt that way inside though. All I know is that I practice due diligence in my work and in my life. And everyday I pray to God to let me live the life He wanted me to have.

Last night I re-read the book What Makes a Winner (More Principles from the Bible for Business and Life) by Robert Tamasy and how timely that he opened his book with this same topic -- CONFIDENCE.

He summed up the section on the following reasons why we should have confidence in our dealings;

1. We can be confident because we have unlimited access to God.
2. We can be confident because God is in control.
3. We can be confident because God is our total adequacy for any demand placed on us.
4. We can be confident because God is assures us that He will complete what He has begun in our lives and that He will never leave us or forsake us in the process.

How blessed we are!

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9 comments:

godsown said...

Good encouragement and choice of picture!

Blessed WFW
Bernice

Sara Bonds said...

Lovely post. Great photo and great entry.

Happy WW from Sara @ Mostly Wordless Wednesday HQ!

Ashley said...

Confidence to so important for us to have as Christians, not confidence in ourselves, but confidence in Christ!!!

Thanks for sharing!

-Ashley

shopannies said...

I think about that verse every day

Cathy said...

Thanks for that verse. It has been on my mind this week, as I am having some tests made.

Amydeanne said...

Great post! :)

Laurie Ann said...

Great post! Confidence is a must in the business world. Love what you shared! Happy WFW!

Susan said...

Wow, this was really good.

I enjoyed reading this.

Praying God will continue to give you confidence in HIM!!

Blessings♥

Denise said...

I love this, one of my life verses.