“What you say about yourself means nothing in God’s work. It’s what God says about you that makes the difference.” 2 Corinthians 10:18
Today I tuned into a TED presentation by Dr. Ivan Joseph, a former soccer coach at Ryerson University, who lectured on the topic of self- confidence. He reminded the audience, “I am the captain of my own ship and master of my own fate.” (Taken from the poem Invictus by William Ernest Henley). But to become the captain, one needs to develop the skill of self-confidence, which takes a lot of practice and repetitive training.
If I took Paul’s words to heart, in regards to my ministry of writing and speaking, my business would fade away. Seldom do I get a phone call from someone seeking my services. I had to develop platforms to draw attention to what I do in the name of “ministry.”
Every morning as I stand in front of a mirror putting on my makeup, I need Dr. Joseph to appear as a vision and say, “Tell yourself you are a great speaker and writer.” Perhaps, I’ll develop the skill of self- confidence in the area of picking up the phone and making some calls to promote my ministry. Or maybe God will send me a publicist!
Dear God, please let me hear what you have to say about my ministry! Amen.