Looking Forward - The Year of Confidence

2006 - the year of no regrets

2008 - the year of dancing

2011 - the year of perseverance

2012 - the year of courage

And 2013?

The year of

It's not what I would have planned.

"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....



  1. I find it so interesting that God put courage and confidence in adjacent years! They do seem to go together. I'm looking forward to hearing all the ways God increases your confidence in Him.

  2. I love this Patti, and I needed this reminder about confidence today. So need to keep my focus on God as the source, reason, motivation for my confidence. Yes, "self-confidence" is all backwards! It's going to be a wonderful year!

  3. Love this!! It's amazing how God works, isn't it? We put our confidence in Him, and He enables us to do things that we could never do on our own. Such a beautiful, awesome thing! Can't wait to hear more...


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