“Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles, and less than perfect conditions. So what? Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident, and more and more successful.” ~ Mark Victor Hansen
When I was a kid, boys my age loved to brag on their dads. It was a daily thing on the playground. In those competitive conversations, every boy claimed his dad’s rightful place on the throne as “The World’s Toughest Dad.” I can still hear them saying, “My dad is bigger than your dad!” or “My dad is smarter than your dad!” But the best one of all was, “My dad is stronger than your dad!” But the last one I mentioned, was only used in threatening situations… when a fight was about to break out. It was a clear scare tactic. And, it was a fair warning that, “If you mess with me… you’d better beware, because my dad will come and deal with everybody out here… and handle everyone’s dad, later.” Of course it never happened! But, all the little fellas had confidence in what they were saying.
For you… and for everyone, that’s the kind of confidence we must have as Christians. But GOD does not hand out confidence like a doctor hands out candy to children… to make them feel better. Confidence is something you have to grow towards… just like seeds are planted and grow into flowers; it requires nurturing. So if you want more confidence from GOD, expect GOD to offer you opportunities to grow in confidence.
We’re all GOD’s children. And He’s our Almighty Father. That means there’s no one who can match His Strength, Power or His Mightiness. So regardless of what today may bring… or the trouble that might come to bully you, don’t forget that GOD is stronger than anything in your life. So, be confident! GOD’s power can turn even the worst situation into something good.