Therefore, do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward. For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God, you may receive what was promised. Hebrews 10:35-36
1. GET FREE FROM THE PAST. We are not called to just survive, but to win. If you feel stuck and behind, don’t lose heart. God sent Jesus to strengthen you and free you. Take time to fortify what you believe by reading the Bible. Instead of speaking only what you may feel about yourself, speak out what God says about your life. Example: I am a new creation in Christ! The old things have passed away. New things have come.
Fight the good fight of faith. 1 Timothy 6:12a
2. TRUST GOD WITH THE PRESENT. The past is gone, we don’t have the future yet, but we do have today. Today God is working behind the scenes on your behalf. Today God is faithful to you. Today you can reset, shake off any unbelief, and start relying on God. Example: This is the day that the Lord has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it!
Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary. Galatians 6:9
3. LOOK TO THE END RESULT. Humanity is flawed and broken but, because of Jesus, we have reconciliation with God. We can look ahead to eternity because we know that we are just passing through this world. We also know that God promises we will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living (Psalm 27:13). Look to the harvest of souls and anticipate the fulfillment of God’s promises. His every word is true. Example: Jesus is the Resurrection and the Life! Even if I die, I live.
Pastor Jeff Perry
St. Louis Family Church®
PRAY THIS PRAYER:
For You are my hope; O Lord God, You are my confidence from my youth (Psalm 71:5). For the Lord will be my confidence and will keep my foot from being caught (Proverbs 3:26).
A belief or conviction that an outcome will be favorable. Belief in the certainty of something. Trust or faith in a person or thing. A trusting relationship.
Copyright © 2019 St. Louis Family Church. All rights reserved. No part of this article may be reprinted or distributed in any form without prior written permission of St. Louis Family Church. Unless otherwise noted, all Scripture references are from the New American Standard Bible (NASB) Copyright © 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation. “confidence.” American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition. Web. 26 June 2019.