Growing alongside God in confidence and power has much more to do with God than with you.
From the moment your relationship began, He has been calling you to come up higher, into a place where your dependency is fully on who He is. How incredible? The God of the universe, your Father, is not asking you to make yourself bigger, stronger, or more capable before coming alongside Him, no. He wants your surrender, which plants you alongside one another, so that His hands can prune, shape, and grow you.
Let Your Confidence Come from God, Not Your Own Strength
“But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him” (Jeremiah 17:7).
Your own strength is fickle, flying to and fro in the weather of life. Is there pressure on yourself to advance? Remember that where your trust is so too is your confidence.
Allow Yourself to Shine Before Others
Growing in a full embrace of who you are and who God made you to be will not just demonstrate God’s goodness and glorify Him; it will give others the permission to live their lives the same. What better way to lead other believers (and non-believers) into God’s greatness? As you allow yourself to trust in God’s truths over your life, you will begin to see how so many others are seeking the same.
“In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven” (Matthew 5:16).
You were not made to shrink back into the corner. God has a place for you in His vineyard of life, where flourishing and growth are the result of nearness to the source of Life.
As a lover of God, each day you are provided for all that you need to live your life growing in confidence that you are becoming all that you are meant to be.
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