Saturday, September 29, 2012

What Is My Confidence Placed?

Yesterday, was a confidence shaker for me. Of course I knew that my confidence should be in God, but sometimes I forget just where all that means. I'm pretty good at knowing my body, have been confident in this knowledge for some time now. Until yesterday. Yesterday, it came full force that I 'may' have been a little TOO confident, and my focus was off. My focus was in my own abilities, not His. To be sure, this ability is a gift from Him and has a good purpose. But like many gifts, the gift itself can become the focus, and not the GIVER.

Proverbs 14:26
In the fear of the LORD there is strong confidence, And his children will have refuge.

Psalms 71:5
For You are my hope; O Lord GOD, You are my confidence from my youth.

Proverbs 3:26
For the LORD will be your confidence And will keep your foot from being caught.

Hebrews 3:6
but Christ was faithful as a Son over His house—whose house we are, if we hold fast our confidence and the boast of our hope firm until the end.

Hebrews 4:16
Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

These of course, would have been great to have at my fingertips yesterday. And that's another thing...I didn't get into His word yesterday. To be sure, I was in conversation with Him, but I wasn't meditating on His word as well. I allowed myself to become more and more irritated and agitated as the event unfolded. I 'thought' I was resting in Him, but I knew I wasn't. I was allowing the situation to become bigger than I should have. It wasn't until afterwards, that I saw it for what it was. And felt the confidence aspect shake and break. 

My loving husbands reaction to MY reaction of this, also woke me up, and made me realize that even though I understand my body better than most, GOD still knows my body BETTER THAN I DO. Shocker, huh? It shouldn't have been, but it was. 

So, today...I shall choose confidence in my Creator, and not myself. I will TRUST in His plans, and walk by faith and hope, that His confidence shall indeed be the best choice. 

Have you even been shaken by something, to be reminded of where your confidence should be? Please share!


  1. Peggy, Thank you for writing from your heart. I agree. Our confidence should be only in Christ. I think it was until I learn to accept His love for me and what I do. We can do greater things in Him!
    Thank you for sharing! Thank you for joining my networked blog!

  2. It's so easy for our focus to get just a little off somewhere and suddenly you realize that you're WAY off now and need to turn 180 and come back to Him. I'm trying to limit how far 'off' I go!

    Thank you for commenting! :)


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