In your Confidence He’s Faithful
So, a few weeks ago the Spirit woke me up to a song titled, ‘A Great Work’ by Brian Courtney Wilson. At the time, that song was the last thing I wanted to hear. I was frustrated, waiting, waiting and still waiting on the Lord, to the point that my confidence in what I heard was slipping. I believed God, but unlike the lady whom we mentioned in the last blog, my resilience and persistence in faith fizzled out.
I did everything in my strength to rebel against the nudges of the Lord. I avoided that song, sulked in my frustrations and pretty much did Jesus like Martha, I blamed Him. It seemed as if my faith-based confidence was useless and unnecessary to hold on, especially after another year of unfilled promises. But A Great Work.
It seemed as if no matter how hard I tried to ignore the song and the message, the Holy Spirit continued to play it. Morning after morning, the Lord used those lyrics as my alarm clock, until I gave in. Okay, Lord. I'm here, I get it, I'll sing along.
I couldn't understand why the Holy Spirit chooses to sing this song rather than read the scripture. However, there's something about singing the Word of the Lord over your life. When you sing the praises of His hymns, the songs of His promises, it gets embedded in your soul.
That moment, in my level of faith-based confidence, the Lord had to reassure my purpose. Ultimately, this caused me to do a more in-depth study of His Word. Philippians 1:6 tells us that "being confident in this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.” When examining this verse, we’ll learn it’s a command followed by a promise which proceeds a purpose.
The command of God is to be confident. Confidence is the residual effects of faith. Your faith comes from Christ and Christ alone. The Word of God is to reassure you of this Christ-like faith. The Word of God is to keep you and sustain you until the promises of God unfold before your eyes.
Philippians 1:6, God commands us to be confident. It's vital that we remain confident in Him and not in what our eyes perceive. There will be many occasions where our setback, pride, and our circumstances, appear to trump our faith in God. Therefore, confidence is to reassure us that the words of God are not promises unfilled but instead promises that are being fulfilled. We simply must wait on God's timing.
The promise of God is connected to your confidence in God. The promise is simple. If you're working unto the Lord with the goal of fulfilling His purpose, vision and His desires over your life, your assignment will be achieved and completed by Him. There's nothing that is done by Him that is left undone. God is a God of completion. He finishes His task and in return gives you the strength and power to complete your God-given task.
However, you need confidence and reassurance of this. As mentioned before you must wait on God's timing and have faith that He will complete the very thing He has called you to. This means, stirring yourself in faith-based confidence even when it seems as if those promises are too far-fetched.
There's nothing that you are called to do that's for your purpose and your purpose alone. Your ultimate purpose and reason for your God-given faith-based confidence are all for the glory of Jesus Christ. You live so that God is magnified. You live so that Jesus' name is testified. You live for this purpose and this purpose alone.
When it comes to your faith-based confidence keep this at the forefront of your mind. Your confidence should come from the knowledge that God desires to be glorified in your life and desires to use you for this purpose. The ending of Philippians 1:6 says "until the day of Jesus Christ," which means your work is for the preparation of the second coming of Christ. Be confident in the Lord knowing that He will use whatever His heart desires to bring glory to His Son.
It's essential that we as believers understand the purpose of God-given faith-based confidence. When we fixate our minds on the things of Christ, our faith will be driven by our confidence that rooted in God's will. I want to encourage you to continue to stir yourself in faith-based confidence knowing that God’s will, will have the ultimate glory!
Scriptures that reassure your God-given faith-based confidence:
Heavenly Father, thank you for restoring my confidence in you! Holy Spirit I ask that you stir me up in the confidence of the Lord whenever it seems as if my hope is lost. Jesus, I thank you for dying so that my confidence in you will remain. Lord, I pray in Your Son’s Jesus’ name, Amen.
Until next time,
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