Topic: Inside Out
Being confident will ultimately enable us to live a bolder life and do things we would not do without confidence, but the
most important things that it does for us lie inside of us. Our true life is in us, and it is not found in what we own or what we
do for a living or who we know or how highly educated we are.
These things may be part of a confident person’s life, but they are not the most important part of anyone’s life. Some
people mistakenly think they are, and they waste their life striving to improve their outer life without ever paying attention
to their inner life.
A confident person is at rest in her soul. Jesus promised us that if we would come to Him, He would give us rest, ease,
refreshment, recreation, and blessed quiet for our souls (Matthew 11:29). Doesn’t that sound absolutely wonderful?
Rest for our souls is vital. We can lay our body down and get physical rest but not be truly resting because our soul (mind, will, emotions) is still working the entire time. Give your soul a vacation!
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Being at rest internally is worth more than anything we own or will ever do. There are many seemingly confident and successful people who are miserable inside.
I think it is important for each of us to realize what is most important and
have a goal to obtain it. Have you paid more attention to your outer life than to your inner? If so, this is a good time to makea change.
God’s Word teaches us to put no confidence in what we are in the flesh, on outward privileges and advantages, but instead to find our confidence in Christ alone (Philippians 3:3).
If we do that, we will have a blessed quiet for our souls that nothing else compares to. The confidence of knowing that God loves, accepts, and approves of you is the best thing you can ever have.