Confidence is defined as: 1. the feeling or belief that one can rely on someone or something, firm trust. 2. a feeling of self assurance arising from one’s own qualities. Each day we find ourselves above ground, we face new challenges; they may happen in our homes, work place, or in our community interactions. Many times they require us to rely on others to assist in meeting the challenge.
we then as ourselves who can I trust? we have to trust them before placing our confidence in anyone we extend our hand to for help. Our relationships are built on how much we invest in each other. Each experience we share teaches whether or not we can trust those we have relationship with, can we be firm in our belief they have our best interest at heart .
Then we must answer the question, can they stand firm in the belief we can be trusted; do we have their best interest at heart? Some are developed based on what each brings to the other, what can you do for me being the force that drives the relationship. The attitude of fair exchange is the mind set, you can be confident whatever you do for me, I’ll do the same for you.
Children have confidence in their parents love for them, that their needs will be provided; whatever they might be. Our employers place their confidence in us, that we will perform the requirements of the positions we fill. The circumstances of life can change or shake one’s confidence. When parents separate, the children pay the price. One parent or the other chooses to opt out of the relationship.
The other parent bears the responsibility of the children, the absent parent fails to see the importance of supporting and maintaining the relationship with their children because of the anger they hold for the other parent, confidence is lost; brokenness the results. The president of the company calls you into his office, i’m sorry but we must replace you; your work is not up to par anymore.
Though the circumstances of life change there is one relationship we can be assured is changeless, our best interest is in his heart. I’m sure that God who began a good work in us, will carry it on until it is finished on the day of Christ Jesus. You can have confidence in his strength, God is our refuge, he will give us the confidence needed to serve him. I read something that spoke to my heart I would like to share.
Nothing apart from God can save or make us whole,Jesus is the answer; without him at the center of our lives we will struggle with having confidence. God’s word is filled with strength and courage if we place our confidence in Jesus the Christ.
My revelation as I sit by the pool of grace