Tuesday meditation moment: Self-confident about your faith?

“Forget about self-confidence; it’s useless. Cultivate God-confidence.” 1 Corinthians 10:12

imageIf you’ve ever prepared for an interview, you know you need self-confidence. You may look into a mirror and say, “You are good… powerful… a great worker … But if you don’t believe it, neither will the person doing the interview. Confidence comes with knowing your job and skill level.

When watching “The Voice” a show TV reality show in which unknown musicians gain favor of a coach who helps them build confidence to perform. All the coaching in the world doesn’t compare with getting out on stage and performing. I used to sing a few solos and never got the self-confidence I needed to perform without making at least one mistake in the piece. It was as if I knew I would make a mistake and promptly carried out the plan.

In 1 Corinthians, Paul is saying self-confidence is useless. What we need is to cultivate God-confidence. Paul’s message is meant as a warning for the new Christians to not become so self-confident they could fall flat on their faces just like anyone else.

Dear Lord, help me find confidence in our relationship so that I will go to you for strength. 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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