Be Confident: How To Use This Ability In Your Life

Be confident in all you do when you have Christ in your life! This Bible snack will hopefully give you enough scripture to boost your confidence. After all, it should be Christ-centered and rock solid.

Created: Monday, March 25, 2024

Be Confident: How To Use This Ability In Your Life

Trust in, lean on, rely on, and have confidence in Him at all times, you people; - Psalms 6:28 (AMPC)

STM Bible Snack

2 Corinthians 5:6 [read 2 Corinthians 5:1-8 (6)]
So, we are always confident and know that while we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord. (HCSB)
KJV: Therefore we are always confident [bold or of good courage], knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord:

1. Know what “confident” means

KJV Dictionary Definition: confident
Having full belief; trusting; relying; fully assured.
Baker’s Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology – Confidence
A multifaceted word that encompasses within Christian thought a range of aspects — faith in God, certainty, and assurance of one’s relationship with God.
A sense of boldness that is dependent on a realization of one’s acceptance by God, and a conviction that one’s destiny is secure in God.
To put one’s ultimate trust or confidence either in human ability and power or in false gods and the things of this world is to discover with the men of Shechem the ultimate weakness of the mundane world (Judges 9:26).
But to place one’s confidence in the Lord rather than in the power of a human army is to begin to confront the mysterious power of the true God, who engenders in his followers genuine, growing confidence (2 Kings 18:19-19:13 ; Isaiah 36:4-37:20 ; cf. 1 Corinthians 2:1-8).

2. Why you should “be confident”

Philippians 4:13 [read Philippians 4:10-20 (13)]
I can do everything through Christ, who gives me the strength. (AUV)
KJV: I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
Just as Christ gave Paul the ability to endure and go through everything, we too can have it in our lives!

Be mindful of the source of your abilities

John 15:5 [read John 15:1-8 (5)]
I am the vine. You are the branches. If you remain joined to me, and I to you, you will bear a lot of fruit. You can’t do anything without me.” (NIRV)
KJV: I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.
Hebrews 13:5 [read Hebrews 13:1-6 (5)]
Keep your lives free from the love of money, and be satisfied with what you have. God has said, “I will never leave you; I will never abandon you.” [Deuteronomy 31:6] (NCV)
KJV: Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.

3. When should you have confidence?

Psalms 62:8 [read Psalms 62:5-8 (8)]
Trust in, lean on, rely on, and have confidence in Him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts before Him. God is a refuge for us (a fortress and a high tower). Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]! (AMPC)
KJV: Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah.

When we ask God for anything

1 John 3:21-22 [read 1 John 3:16-23 (21-22)]
But, dearly loved friends, if our consciences are clear, we can come to the Lord with perfect assurance and trust, 22 and get whatever we ask for because we are obeying him and doing the things that please him. (TLB)
KJV: Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence toward God. 22 And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight.

4. This is How To Use This Ability In Your Life

Because of Christ, we can boldly approach the throne of grace through faith in him.
Ephesians 3:12 [read Ephesians 3:8-13 (12)]
In Christ we can come before [have access to] God with freedom [boldness; freedom to speak] and without fear [with confidence]. We can do this through faith in Christ [or because of Christ’s faithfulness]. (EXB)
KJV: In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him.
Hebrews 4:16 [read Hebrews 4:14-16 (16)]
With Jesus as our high priest, we can feel free to come before God’s throne, where there is grace. There, we receive mercy and kindness to help us when we need it. (ERV)
KJV: Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

Have confidence in God

1 John 5:14 [read 1 John 5:6-17 (14)]
We are confident that God listens to us if we ask for anything that has his approval. 15 We know that he listens to our requests. So we know that we already have what we ask him for. (GW)
KJV: And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: 15 And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.

So, if we trust God, i.e., have faith in Him, our self-confidence grows. Because it is based on the abilities that Christ gave us and not on ourselves. Always remember that we can do nothing and cannot be anything without Him. Now be confident and use this ability in your life! Thank you for taking the time to read this Bible snack. I urge you to make full use of it. Blessings to you and your loved ones— Tim. ☺

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