Part 3- The
Right Kind of Self-Confidence
Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.
(King James Version)
seems to go against everything we learn in the world.
Our society says that only the strong survive and the
weakest link should be eliminated. However, a meek person
is not a weak person. A meek person is merely one who
relies on God more than his or herself. Trusting God
leads to a quiet strength and confidence that can overcome
any obstacle. How?
knowing the power of the Holy Spirit and the Word of
When we know without
a shadow of doubt that God is for us, we develop the
self-confidence we need to succeed. Don't get me wrong.
Self-confidence is not arrogance (a feeling
or an impression of superiority manifested in an overbearing
manner or presumptuous claims). Not at all! As Christians,
our claims to receive healing, wholeness, and prosperity are
not presumptuous because the Word of God backs them.
Jesus was able to do
mighty miracles of healing because His belief and confidence
in God was unshakeable. If He said, "Woman, thou art
healed!" She was healed. If He said "Pick up your
bed and walk." Then, the man picked up his bed and walked--end
of story. What did Jesus know that made Him so confident?
This angered the Pharisees
of the day who had a type of religion, but no power. They
knew that only the Messiah (the Son of God) could do the kind
of miracles that Jesus did, like raising the dead or giving
sight to those who were blind from birth. They thought he
was arrogant for thinking He was the Son of God. But, guess
what? HE WAS AND IS THE SON OF GOD.
was simply confident in the role the Father had given him.
Jesus was anointed to
preach the gospel to the poor; to heal the brokenhearted,
to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight
to the blind, and to set at liberty those that are bruised,
(Luke 4:18, paraphrased)
As followers of Christ
we have the same anointing available to us. The question is,
"What are we doing with it?" Are we shrinking back
in fear because we are afraid that God will let us down? Or,
are we moving forward boldly because of our trust in God?
Remember, as children
of God we have the same authority that Jesus had on the earth.
As our confidence in God increases, our confidence to carry
out our God-given assignment increases too! Confidence in
- Confidence in our
- Confidence that we
hear from God clearly
- Confidence in the
Word of God
- Confidence that God
will work through us
- Confidence that leads
- Confidence that is
willing to take risks