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Power of Confidence!
One of the most
perplexing demands made on human beings today is navigating
through the alternatives in life.
The daily decisions each of us have to make can be overwhelming.
Do you have confidence in your ability to make good decisions? Have your lost your confidence? If so, is it possible to regain it?
that was reprinted in the Mpls. Star and Tribune. (1994)
In 1993 there were 3.5 million unmarried couple households in America - and census figures indicate that men and women alike continue to delay marriage with the rising median age for first marriages at it's highest point for both men and women since 1890.Life has changed quickly and drastically, and none of us are certain how to respond to it! No wonder we've lost our confidence!
"What can you say about a society
that says GOD is Dead, and Elvis is Alive!?"
When I grew up my dad was the head of our home. We had very strict standards of behavior. Manners were insisted upon, respect for our mother was demanded, and obedience was NOT an option.
Even though there were many times we felt my dad's standards were too tough - there was security in knowing what the guidelines were and safety in functioning within those guidelines.
Today - that is not the case!
Parents are afraid to discipline their children - afraid to set standards of behavior and afraid to fulfill their God-given responsibility to guide their offspring into becoming productive, confident adults.
When a child is disobedient in public - all eyes watch! Parents are not confident in handling their own children but are fearful they will be reported to authorities.
Let's look at
Confidence and see how we can regain and enjoy the
Power of Confidence!
The answer is YES! In fact . . . . .
to live a successful life!"
One of Satan's most effective tools is to rob us of our confidence. Every day situations come up that undermine our ability to function. Our faith is regularly chipped away as we experience failure and defeat.
and doubt - eat at the root of our self worth and we
simply cannot function! Have you ever been there?
David was a young shepherd boy, who gained confidence as he learned to tend sheep. Soon he was able to defend the sheep from the attacks of wild animals. Imagine how good that made him feel!
What has your life
been like? Where are the places you need confidence? You and
I are always facing difficult tasks, decisions, and
conflicts. We have the choice to go ahead and
meet the challenge, or we can avoid it!
Our choices - not
God has given us a free will and we can choose to face the daily struggles and tasks or we can choose NOT to!
What do YOU do when tough times come? Do you panic? Do you get angry and stressed out? Or do you know how to find God's resources, get your confidence restored, and conquer that impossible task with JOY!
At one time or another we all experience a crisis of confidence! A time when we nearly give up! It may be a personal failure - a church split - a divorce - an illness - family problems - children in rebellion - betrayal. Whatever the event - it robs us of our confidence!
Maybe you tried to sing a solo and failed miserably. What was your response? Give up and never try again? Maybe you took a typing test, a drivers test, an employment interview and did poorly. How did you react?
Perhaps you remember
a comment someone made about you that you just cannot forget
- or forgive.
Let's look at three powerful keys to rebuild your confidence no matter what happens in your life!
1. Failure is an event, not a person.
2. You (and I) are extremely valuable to God!
3. You are full of treasure!
"For the Lord shall be thy confidence,
and shall keep thy foot from being taken."
Why don't you pray this simple prayer with me right now!
Dear Lord Jesus,
I am so glad that I do not need to be trapped by the circumstances of my life, and overwhelmed by the difficulties that face me every day.
Thank you that as you hear my prayer you see me as an individual, very precious to you, unique, and very wonderfully made.
Thank you for loving me and not giving up on me.
Right now I place my confidence in you and in the assurance that your Holy Spirit will come and work in my life today! Rebuild my confidence, and teach me how to build confidence in the lives of others.
I want to walk with you and serve you all the days of my life! Amen.
Right now Lord, I agree with each one praying this prayer with me. According to Philippians 1:6, "Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ."
At Mohr Ministries we have a vision! To touch women and men for Jesus Christ. Our desire is that you find and fulfill the exciting plan He has for your life.
Developing your gifts and finding a place of service will be the most exciting discovery of your life!
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