Training for a marathon of self-confience …

“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

imageToday 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.

About lindagillis

I am a retired church office servant, a writer, speaker for conferences, events, and retreats, and advocate for those who work in the church office. I began writing seriously after winning the 2006 Guideposts Writer's Workshop and being published in "Guideposts" and "Angels on Earth" magazines. I have self-published two book, "The Donut Theory--Meditation and Inspiration for the Church Office" and "Humble Beginnings--Daily Meditation Moments". My other passion is family and traveling to visit family and friends.
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