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  • Writer's pictureJill Jarrell Newsome

Confidence or Lack Of

"Whatever you do today do it with the confidence of a four year old in a batman shirt!" I was thinking of this as I was praying about my trip to share on the local radio station. I was so scared! My husband wanted to know where that confident woman was. Proverbs 31: 30, "Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised."

I am confident in the Lord but I was thinking about me. I was thinking about the problem instead of the Problem Solver.

We have all done it. Who am I to start a ministry? Who am I to write a blog? Who am I to start a Sunday school class, Who am I to teach these children, Who am I to supervise these employees....And you have probably said, "God, you picked the wrong person. I cannot do this! I imagine Moses, David and Mary all felt this way. God used a stutterer to confront Egypt's pharaoh, a shepherd boy to lead a nation and a young timid teenager to birth the Son of God! God can use us! Remember, He doesn't call the qualified but qualifies the called!

When I am weak and lacking confidence, I am most open to rely on God. I pray Scriptures. Philippians 4: 13, "I can do all this through him who gives me strength." Psalm 71: 5-6, "For you have been my hope, Sovereign Lord, my confidence since my youth. From birth I have relied on you; you brought me forth from my mother’s womb. I will ever praise you." Jeremiah 32: 17, "Ah, Sovereign Lord, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you."

"Self-confidence has limited potential. God-confidence has unlimited potential." Renee Swope


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