Friday is here once again and I’m linking up with Five Minute Friday…here’s todays word…

Why do we think that to get a job done well, we need to start with a huge level of confidence? Where does this confidence come from? Is it possible that it never comes for some and they procrastinate?

There are some jobs I don’t “need” to be confident. For example, this morning I chose to run the vacuum, (a boring job, but someone has to do it). I never thought about how well I could do this job–I just pulled the machine out and got the job done.

While writing on Five Minute Fridays, writing articles, absorbing writing videos, I have a bigger project I should make my priority. Where is my confidence? Possibly the bigger project is over my head. Perhaps I think to be confident depends on me.

Confidence in ourselves takes us just so far. In 1 Corinthians, Paul is talking to those brothers and sisters called by Christ. They were not high-ranking folks, but normal people, most likely weak and needy, but Christ built up their strength and they lived in his confidence.

Who or what are you depending on in your life today? Our own strength eventually falls flat when we depend on our own humanity.

Confidence in Christ is a firm trust, peace and strength that when all else fails, he still holds onto us.


2 thoughts on “Confident

  1. Great post, Diane! And I’m pretty sharp with a vaccuum, as well as the laundry. Barb hates both jobs; I rather like them.

    Confience is a funny thing. At one point I knew, with certainty, that I could fly any aeroplane I could get into; I just knew it.

    And now, for survival, it’s vital. If I may put it into poetic form:

    Today was really, really bad,
    and tomorrow will be worse.
    Cancer’s taking all I had
    and it’s calling for a hearse.
    But I think it’s really premature,
    for I’m here, and remain,
    and I won’t take its horse manure
    about circling the drain.
    Breathings getting very hard;
    to rise to stand, a task.
    But confidence is my heart’s guard,
    and strength is all I ask.
    I may be on my knees today,
    but I can do this all bloody day.

    #1 at FMF this week.

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