Confident. Recently the Lord gave me this word, and it has pulled me into a new season of boldly asking and trusting the Lord.
As I study this word, I begin to see that true confidence —God-fidence— is utterly founded in looking to God instead of myself, my abilities, or my circumstances. This is my life verse: “I sought the Lord and He answered me; He delivered me from all my fears. Those who look to Him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame” (Psalm 34:4-5). True confidence comes from looking to God, leaning on Him, and surrendering to Him.
My family and I are in a season of risk. The Lord is inviting us into some big changes that require our eyes and hearts to be set solely on Him. God first, God only. It is uncomfortable and sometimes downright scary until I remember that sweet truth – “Those who look to Him…..”
Confidence is found in gazing at Him first. Look to Him, then step out boldly. This whole month of Bold In the Soul has its entire foundation and premise on the truth that HE IS WORTH THE RISK. Any freedom, any boldness we gain is through Christ and His boldness. We base our confidence on HIM and then live out of that.
I recently printed some documents at an office store, and due to the cost of color, ordered them in black and white instead. When I picked them up, I quickly saw that the store accidentally printed them in color. The sweet lady behind the counter said, “We didn’t want to waste all this paper, so you can just have them in color for the price of black and white prints since it was our mistake!” I walked away thinking what a sweet thing it was for her to do that. Later, the Lord whispered, “You ordered black and white, but I gave you color. I have COLOR for you. ASK ME. Be bold and confident. ASK.”
You see, “bold in the soul” isn’t just a month in the year that Revelation Wellness does. It is a lifestyle we learn to live based on confidence in our God– on His goodness, His faithfulness, His love. We are off the hook to make things happen. We simply abide and obey out of love and confidence in His good heart.
When God called Abraham to leave all that was familiar and follow His leading to the promised land, Abraham simply gave God his YES. He followed God into the unknown and was rewarded with not just the promised land, but intimacy with God, Himself.
One of the greatest rewards of intimacy with God is greater confidence in Him and boldness in our lives. As we spend time with Him, study His word and learn to hear and obey His voice, we develop confidence. This confidence enables us to say YES when He invites us to “…forget all of the past as I fasten my heart to the future instead” (Philippians 3:13b).
What does this confidence look like for you today and as we move forward? Where is the Lord asking you to be CONFIDENT? What aspect of His character are you leaning into?
You don’t have to muster up confidence and boldness in yourself. Look at God’s face. Gaze upon His goodness and receive His strength. Then step out into the deep waters of His grace. You will find your promised land and intimacy with Him there.
Heather Johnson has been a Rev Well instructor for over 6 years and serves as the Director of Culture. Her passion is helping people discover their God-given destiny and encouraging them to enter in.
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RACHAEL G’S FULL-LENGTH 3-2-1 INTERVALS – “THIS IS WAR”
This total body workout will be sure to get your heart rate up as you train your muscles. As you move through each of the movements you will focus on three minutes of weight training, 2 minutes of cardio, followed by 1 minute of core work. (INT/ADV) (2 CHRONICLES 20:15; HAND WEIGHTS & YOGA MAT)