I have started reading a devotional book in the morning that I received for Christmas. It is the Confident Woman by Joyce Meyer and I loved what it had to stay this morning. It says, "There is no fear in love (dread does not exist) but full-grown (complete, perfect) love turns fear out of doors and expels every trace of terror! For fear brings with it the thought of punishment, and so he who is afraid had not reached the full maturity of love (is not yet grown into love's complete perfection)." 1 John 4:16
A lack of confidence is a condition, you might call it an illness. When you are sick what causes that illness? A deficiency of something and an invasion of some kind that shouldn't be there. In the case of lack of confidence the thing missing is obviously confidence but what takes over us when we lack confidence... FEAR.
A fearful person won't step out of their comfort zone to do anything. Fear is a cruel ruler and it keeps its subject in constant torment.
Ask God today to replace your fear with confidence.
On a side note I am trying to memorize a verse every week and do some kind of random act of kindness each day. My verse this week is James 1:12. It says " Blessed are those that persevere under trail, because when they have stood the test, they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him." What a great verse to go along with today's study.
I hope y'all have a great day and I am still working on my random act of kindness for the day. I challenge you to try it.
Friday, January 28, 2011
So this is my first post. I read everyone elses blogs so I thought why not start my own. It is mainly for friends far and near to read and keep up with life. Also I can do this on my break from work and facebook isn't available at school. I hope to keep you all updated on everything going on with us.