The True Divine Confidence (Morning)
TODAY’S FOOD FOR THE SOUL
Jeremiah 17:5 The Lord says, “I will put a curse on people who trust in mere human beings, who depend on mere flesh and blood for their strength, and whose hearts have turned away from the Lord.
She lived her quiet shy life almost in her entire life. Molly found solace in solitude. She has this doubt inside her that told her: you cannot do it. Indeed she has friends, her circle of friends hadn’t expanded for quite a time, because she needed more time to adapt to her new surroundings and individuals. Her behavior continued even after she was graduated and studied at university. When her friend asked her to help with church services and choirs, she accepted it simply because she cannot say no. As time went by, she felt her spirit rejuvenated. She became bolder and can easily adapt herself better. She realized, her new changes were not by herself she made it, it was because God, enabled her to do feats that seem impossible for her to accomplish. God transformed her to be brave, cheerful but still a humble person.
When we have it, divine confidence, God will enable us to accomplish feats that our feeble minds could simply not able to understand or do before. This new confidence comes from God Himself and how we communicate intimately with Him. It’s totally different from vanilla confidence, normal confidence. God likes those who are confident but dishonors those who trust in human beings and despise those who rely on their might alone.
If now, you can do something and say boastfully ‘sky is the limit’ think again. Your abilities are from God. He trusts you and lends you His confidence and abilities. Repent if pride started to creep its way inside your heart. Don’t be like the boastful Goliath, but be like David, who knew that His power came from God and no one else.
Having divine self-confidence DOESN’T means you can be ARROGANT and can RELY ON YOUR OWN STRENGTH.
1. Do you feel that you have had divine confidence? Whether your answer is ‘yes’ or ‘no’ why?
2. Why does God forbid you to be arrogant and to rely on your own strength?
3. What will you do to prevent arrogance from reaching into your heart?
“Jesus Christ, give me this day my confidence. Because I know, without You on my side, I am nothing. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen.”
YEARLY BIBLE READING
2 Samuel 6-8