Last week I posted a meme with the words from Philippians 4:13 – “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” I was sharing that this needs to be the foundation of our confidence. Our confidence MUST be rooted in God. When our confidence is not rooted in God, it wavers. As a matter of fact, anything we do or attempt will not last, if we are not rooted in God. I know that all to well.
There is a song called Confidence by Tasha Cobbs. Her delivery of the song speaks to a level of faith that we all should strive for.
“I’ve got so much faith in you, Lord I trust your word is true
No matter the circumstance, my life is in your hands
I’ve got confidence, so much confidence, in you…”
Whatever we choose to put our confidence in is what will drive and develop us. What comes to mind is how as teenagers, we often sought after approval and acceptance. Those whom we chose to follow or identify with, we put our confidence in them. We shared common interests, hobbies and even habits. We become who we connect with. This is just as true for adults.
Of course, this could go good or bad, and because as life happens, this is when we may (or may not) learn valuable life lessons. You cannot let your confidence be rooted in people. You cannot let your confidence be rooted in money. You cannot let your confidence be rooted in things. ALL of these things will pass away.
“Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, And whose hope is the Lord.” Jeremiah 17:7
When we realize who we are in God, we don’t have to seek acceptance or approval from anyone or anything. God has already accepted and approved us when he created us. You must own that, and be unapologetic about being a child of God. There is nothing that anyone can say or do to take away the fact that you are a child of God. Absolutely nothing. It is my prayer that as you grow in your walk, you will walk in who God created to to be. People may challenge it, but they certainly can’t change it without your consent.
Stay rooted in God. He will never let you down. I pray that these words have been a blessing to you.