"Then Paul dwelt two whole years in his own rented house, and received all who came to him, preaching the Kingdom of God and teaching the things which concern the Lord Jesus Christ with ALL CONFIDENCE, no one forbidding him." (Acts 28:30, 31)
Today I will live in the now! I will live in the now because I am walking in the confidence that only comes by walking in my calling. Being in the flow of the will of God for my life gives me the
C - ourage to
O - ptimistically be a
N - onconformist,
F - inding my
I - ndividuality and
D - irection in
E - xpressing myself, having the
N - erve to share my
C - onvictions
E - ffectively!
Today I will find confidence in the fact that my weaknesses actually allow me to be strong in Christ, for His strength is made perfect in my weakness. I will be energized by the (natural) absurdity of this fact that — when I am weak, I am strong!
Today I will find confidence in the knowledge that I am strong in the Lord, and in the power of His might, strengthened with might by His Spirit in the inner man. I will not have to pray for strength – I will simply be strong – for this is a commandment in scripture (Ephesians 6:10)!
Today I will find confidence in facing my infirmities (weaknesses), and "glorying" in them, as Paul gloried in his. As I do this, I gain the dominion over these things.
Today I will put my trust in God, and have faith in His ability to deliver me. This feeling of assurance causes me to be secure in myself, with a virtual absence of fear in my heart. In God I am courageous and brave, boldly daring to believe His Word, even when things around me look hopeless in the natural realm.
Today I will be audacious in my faith, deriving confidence from doing the thing that I am called to do . . . finding my message . . . finding my place of fulfillment . . . finding my audience. I will preach with all confidence, no one forbidding me!
Today I will have the confidence to be patient and endure hardships and trials with great fortitude. Walking in this confidence forces things in my life to come into divine order, and helps to reveal my destiny. I will be as bold and courageous as a lion today, and today I will live in the now!
Father, help me walk in godly confidence today. In Jesus’ name, amen.