For most people, confidence comes from a place of predictability. A person can be confidently secure, when one knows what’s going to happen. We watch, with amazement, as people accomplish all sorts of things from masterful slam dunks, to dangerous tightrope walks, to mystery ingredient cooking. We look on, wondering where their confidence comes from, never accounting for, the hours spent, the days dedicated, or the weeks of preparation. These people have confidence based on the information they have.
Many of us approach life this way. We will spend countless hours planning and preparing, tracing and training, studying and reviewing. This level of wisdom and dedicated gives us confidence to pursue goals, and accomplish great things. But what do you do when the plan doesn’t work? How do you proceed when every imaginable scenario doesn’t go in your favor? Do you give up? Do you move on? Do you tremble in fear?
Let me encourage you to take all your fear and insecurity to God. Your reality is relative to the information you have. Anything past your personal perception is potentially paralyzing to your plan and purpose. But God isn’t locked to your reality. The true reality is that God knows everything. God knows every possible thing, so there is no way to surprise Him.
There was once a time when man-kind was convinced that the earth was flat. We assumed that if we kept going forward, we would eventually arrive at the edge and fall off. That was our reality, until someone took us further than we ever imagined. Let God do the same for you. You may think you know your limitations, but if you let Him, God will take you further than you ever dreamed.
“Trust God from the bottom of your heart; don’t try to figure out everything on your own. Listen for God ’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; he’s the one who will keep you on track. Don’t assume that you know it all.” Proverbs 3:5-6 The Message Bible
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