"Do not, therefore, fling away your fearless confidence, for it carries a great and glorious compensation of reward. For you have need of steadfast patience and endurance, so that you may perform and fully accomplish the will of God, and thus receive and carry away [and enjoy to the full] what is promised."
(Hebrews 10:35, 36 – AMP)
Today I will live in the now! I will live in the now because I walk in the confidence that comes from knowing who I am in Christ, that He has made me righteous, and that He wants me to be involved with His plan of redemption for the earth. My heart does not condemn me ("For if our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and knows all things. Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence toward God." – 1 John 3:20, 21), so I have confidence before God and, therefore, I have confidence before the people in my world.
Today I will rise above any sense of inadequacy that attempts to paralyze me emotionally, refusing to be intimidated by phony feelings of inferiority that come from needlessly comparing myself with others. I will welcome the creative tension that is a necessary part of the development of a unique vision for my life, instead of just coping with the random and meaningless stress brought about by choosing to live my life according to someone else's vision for my destiny.
Today I will hold my head high ("But You, O Lord, are a shield for me, my glory and the One Who lifts up my head." – Psalm 3:3). I will carry myself with confidence, speak like someone who is successful, walk like a winner, and present myself to the public as one who has a sense of purpose.
Today I will face up to the consequences of my mistakes. I will not run and hide from them like a coward, but I will have the confidence to deal with them head on, doing what I have to do to correct them. If I have done irreparable damage in an area, I will learn from the mistake that I have made, do what I can to contain it, and then move forward to something better and greater.
Today I will have the confidence to admit when I am wrong, making allowances for error without compromising greatness. Greatness is not perfection, and confidence that comes from a false sense of perfection is not real confidence – it is deception. My confidence today will flow from a sense of understanding who I am, knowing my strengths and weaknesses...virtues and flaws...potential and limitations.
Today I will find the balance between Christ-consciousness and self-confidence.
Today I will be strong in the Lord, and today I will live in the now!
Father, help me walk in confidence today. In Jesus’ name, amen.