Joyce Meyer daily devotionals July 27 2022 :
Confidence is rooted in faith in God. This is why it is important that we choose to be consistently confident, not occasionally confident.
I had to learn to remain confident when I was told by friends and family that a woman should not be teaching the Word of God. I knew God had called me to teach His Word, but I was still affected by the rejection of people. I had to grow in confidence to the place where people’s opinions and their acceptance or rejection did not affect my confidence level. My confidence had to be in God, not in people.
Romans 1:17 tells us that we can go from faith to faith. I spent many years going from faith to doubt to unbelief and then back to faith. Then I realized that when I lose my confidence, I leave a door open for the devil. If I allow him to steal my confidence, I suddenly have no faith to minister to people.
If you want to succeed, choose to be consistently confident. Be confident about your gifts and calling, your ability in Christ. Believe you hear from God and that you are led by the Holy Spirit. Be bold in the Lord. See yourself as a winner in Him.
Prayer Starter: Lord Jesus, please help me to stay consistently confident in You and not in the people around me, amen.