Put Your Confidence in God

There has never been the slightest doubt in my mind that the God who started this great work in you would keep at it and bring it to a flourishing finish on the very day Christ Jesus appears. Philippians 1:6 MSG

Have you ever watched someone at work who is confident in their abilities? They have a presence; nothing intimidates them. They know what they are doing and they do it with excellence. If a problem arises, they treat is as such, a mystery that needs to be unraveled. Their attitude is half of the battle; they take their time and work through it.

If man can operate in that level of confidence in his ability, what can you say about God? Confidence talks about the feeling or belief that you can rely on someone or something. So God has begun some good things in our lives and we look around and it appears that everything has come to a screeching halt. But, is God like man who begins a project and leaves it undone and throws it into a closet? No! The Apostle Paul expressed confidence that God does not leave His things half done or undone.

When the children of Israel were on their journey through the wilderness, there were some who lost confidence in the ability of God to do what He said He would do. They were on the brink of a new experience but they did not exercise faith in God. God took them out of Egypt but when they arrived at the door of the Promised Land, they lost faith in the ability of God to bring them to a flourishing finish; they were afraid to press forward. Instead of looking at their situation and seeing God at work; they looked at their situation and saw themselves as incapable.

But Joshua and Caleb saw things differently and they spoke up in Numbers 14:8 NLT they said, “And if the Lord is pleased with us, he will bring us safely into that land and give it to us. It is a rich land flowing with milk and honey.”  You see, as people of faith, we need to have the assurance and be certain that God is for us. When the Apostle Paul faced his dark moments, he didn’t lose confidence in the midst of his prison experiences. In 2 Timothy 1:12 NLT he said, “That is why I am suffering here in prison. But I am not ashamed of it, for I know the one in whom I trust, and I am sure that he is able to guard what I have entrusted to him until the day of his return. Paul’s confidence was not in what in was happening in his environment; Paul’s confidence was in God. In the same way, don’t look at what is happening in your life; place your confidence in God.

Thought for Today: Friend, put your confidence in God.

Have a blessed day and walk in faith and victory.

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