Monday Morning Musings: My Confidence

Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to  completion until the day of Christ Jesus. –Phil.1:6

Confidence doesn’t come easily to me. In fact, I spent way too much of my life believing I wasn’t able to do much of anything.

But I finally found something I am able to do …

I’m able to believe.

I’m able to believe in the One …

  • Who is able to make all grace abound, in all things at all times, so I have all I need (2 Cor. 9:8).
  • Who is able to keep me from falling and present me faultless before the presence of his glory (Jude 1:24).
  • Who is able to do immeasurably more than all I ask or imagine (Eph. 3:20).

That’s a lot of ability …

And that’s a lot of confidence.

Because nothing is too hard for him.

A lot of things are too hard for me. In fact, whenever I start feeling overwhelmed … or discouraged … or fearful …  it’s a sure sign I’m starting to look at what I can’t do …

Instead of what he can do.

Lately, I’ve lacked confidence in my ability to diligently seek him for the long haul; in my ability to be faithful until the very end.  I’ve lacked confidence in my ability to always burn for him; to always long for him; to always seek his face above anything and everything else …

Then I remembered.

He already gave everything for me. He already was faithful until the end. He already burns for me. He already longs for me. He already sought me … and he found me.

I know he’s not letting go.

And that gives me great confidence. In fact, my confidence began to soar once I truly realized it isn’t about my ability–not even my ability to seek him–it’s about his.

And he is able to shower me in grace; he is able to keep me from falling; and he is able to do more than I can ever hope or comprehend.

He is able to finish what he started in me.

That’s why I’m finally confident.

I’m confident because I believe.

Thank you, Jesus, that you will carry out to completion the work you’ve started in me. You are able to do so much more than I can even hope or imagine! Thank you for building my confidence in you–the only One who will never fail! ~ Amen.


13 thoughts on “Monday Morning Musings: My Confidence

  1. Can you see my happy face? The prayers you add at the end are spot on, as the British say. Just what I needed this Monday as I prepare a testimony presentation. Have a truly blessed week, Cindy & thanks 4 the encouragement.

  2. Wow,that`s what I was thinking Friday.But,you put it into neat sentences and organized my thoughts perfectly.Thanks Cindy,Thank you Jesus.:-)
    And I Love the pic of the kitty and The Lion.

  3. He already gave everything for me. He already was faithful until the end. He already burns for me. He already longs for me. He already sought me … and he found me.

    Soothing balm for my weary soul. Thank you dear friend. ❤

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