'Do not throw away your confidence.' Hebrews 10:35 NIV
Why are we so in awe of celebrities? Who gave them a double dose of confidence? Who put the sass in their attitude? Unlike us mere mortals, were they just born to do it? It's because most of them have expensive PR people working behind the scenes, making them look good. Now, you probably don't earn enough pocket money to hire your own ace PR department, but don't worry, God is well up for the job.
God's always working behind the scenes. Check this out: '... I have learned [during a lifetime of walking with God] the secret of being happy at any time in everything that happens, when I have enough to eat and when I go hungry, when I have more than I need and when I do not have enough. I can do all things through Christ, because he gives me strength' (Philippians 4:12-13 NCV). Paul didn't need some high-flying PR guru working behind the scenes; he had Jesus working through him! Knowing that gave him the ability to handle everything that came his way.
Confidence is taking your present situation - whatever's limiting your life or dreams, messing with your head or bringing you down - and then facing the fear and giving it to God. If you think you can't cope, remind yourself who can by reading Philippians 4:12-13 again.
So what now? Guess what! You can do all things through Christ who gives you strength! Face any situation with God as your confidence.
Soulfood: I Ki 8-9 Mt 17:14-27 Ps 40:1-8 Pro 6:1-5,