2006 - the year of no regrets
2008 - the year of dancing
2011 - the year of perseverance
2012 - the year of courage
The year of
"Confidence" seems kind of, um... self-help-y. Maybe even a touch arrogant.
But what can I say? I don't really choose these things. I go where I am led.
And let me be clear: it's the year of confidence, not the year of self-confidence.
Therefore let us draw near 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 we are the true circumcision, who worship in the Spirit of God and glory in Christ Jesus and put no confidence in the flesh... Philippians 3:3
For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus. Philippians 1:6
God continues to draw me to Himself, and by so doing pulls me deeper and deeper into the Real Me. The person He created to be fully His. Stripping away the junk. It stings sometimes and at the same time is so liberating and joy-filled.
My confidence is not in myself. But I also have been seeing that as I put my confidence in Him, He makes me more able in the real world, in the day to day, to do and be what He has called me to.
Self-confidence would be backwards. It would start with self, and isn't that where all sin starts?
Where will this lead? Only He knows!
Further up and further in....