Saturday, October 20, 2012
Thought of the day: Confident Heart
"My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is steadfast and confident" Psalm 57:7
What is that telling you at this very moment?
Joyce Meyer put this verse in great perspective for me this morning. She said it is important to be confident! The devil will always find a way to "introduce thoughts into [our] head to make [us] lose confidence." My example is while I continue to study to pass this license exam, I feel people are saying things like, "she just isn't smart enough", "she doesn't have it in her". Whatever we do or think, the devil will always find a way in our thoughts to destroy our confidence in our self. The devil wants us to go day by day feeling insecure and like a failure!
The best advise Joyce Meyer said was, "...we should get up every morning prepared to keep Satan under our feet." We should not fear discouragement, but to know that we can conquer anything with the help and love from God. "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me" Philippians 4:13
How will I do that?
I will have FAITH and continue to have CONFIDENCE that God will lead me through this hard time and in the end I will have gained a better relationship with Him and a mature character.
"We exult in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance and perseverance, proven character, hope; and hope does not disappoint because the love of God has been poured out within our hears through the Holy Spirit who was given to us." Romans 5:3-5
"Let us draw hear with CONFIDENCE to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need" Hebrews 4:16
"For I am the Lord, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, do not fear; I will help you" Isaiah 41:13
"And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose" Romans 8:28