Friday, 4 June 2010

COURAGE, CONFIDENCE AND SURETY


 And my righteous ones will live by faith.
But I will take no pleasure in anyone
who turns away
 
 
To believe is to have confidence in the truth, the existence, or the reliability of something, although without absolute proof that one is right in doing so: Only if one believes in something can one act purposefully.


To have confidence is to be in a state or quality of being certain (free from doubt or reservation, to be confident and sure).
This confidence is the assurance, that one is sure, without a doubt in whatever we believe in. This assurance and surety gives one the courage and determination to do whatever is required to bring that which we seek to manifestation.


Surety is the condition of being sure, especially of oneself, to have self-assurance.


This, my beautiful people is what faith is all about. It is about stepping out, walking, working and acting in confidence, courage and surety. It is the springboard to the manifestation of our believe in God and His abilities. This is what it means when we talk about exercising our faith.
 


It is important to understand the element of courage, confidence and surety in its entirety because:


  • Without faith (confidence, courage and surety) it is impossible to please God   Hebrews 11:6, it reads "And it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him."  We have the great example of faith through the 'father of Faith' Abraham. He displayed his faith, not in abject of his existence, but by walking and working in confidence, courage and surety in God.  Think of it, it must take unshakable confidence  and assurance in God to be willing and obedient to sacrifice his only son at the alter! (Genesis 22:1-12). I mean he was so sure that God will provide the offering for the sacrifice - verse 8 "8 Abraham answered, "God himself will provide the lamb for the burnt offering, my son." And the two of them went on together".   Bearing in mind that God had told Abraham he will be the 'father of nations', now under normal, human logic, if the son is sacrificed, how will this happen?  However, Abraham was sure of God displayed this in his obedience. 


  • The way which we as believers are to display our faith in God is through courage, Confidence and surety as declared right here in Hebrews 10:38, which reads "But my righteous one will live by faith. And if he shrinks back, I will not be pleased with him."  Remember, we established that to be courage, confidence and surety. I am more scared of the second part of that verse "God will not be pleased" ...!


  • Faith (courage, confidence and surety) turns our weakness into strength. When we act in faith we don't think of the consequences (which is what holds most of us back - such as the 'why, how and what ifs' . We keep ourselves grounded by being severely consumed with questions such as "what will people say, they will think I have lost my mind, or call me foolish!".  We forget that it was God's word or prompt to act in faith and obedience.

When move daily in faith, we bring about PURPOSEFUL ACTIONS. 

"Purposeful action can be defined as a series of events or steps motivated by commitment to a mission. In order to be purposeful, the mission for the action must be derived from inner conviction, and the action must benefit others beyond self".

Nothing will faze us, because we will be purposefully intentional on all our actions and behaviour. Thus, no matter how long or how difficult, we will keep at it because of the inner conviction and surety we posses.  Are you still with me so far?


So my question today is thus: 

Are you purposeful in your actions, behaviour in your everyday living? 
When you get out of bed, are you intentional in all that you have planned to do, or are you just moving with the flow, like pollen carried aimlessly by the wind?


Do you want a happy marriage or relationships? Are you purposeful in the investment of time, effort and yes money into it?

Do you want wisdom, understanding and insight to what you are doing? Are you purposeful in your prayers to God? Is it a shopping list you present to Him or a desire to be in the presence of the King?

Beloved, today, I encourage you to call forth the courage, confidence and surety you have in God and His abilities; in the words He has spoken to you, in His very promises to you.  They are already within you for it is in your bloodline and heritage as I wrote previously (READ MORE  HERE)

Do you want to have financial freedom? Are you purposeful in your spending, and tithing and giving habits?
Do you want a new job or career? Are you purposeful in seeking out and completing those application forms, even though it is the 100th one?

I encourage you impregnate your daily living with purposeful actions, through courage, confidence and unshakable assurance in God's word, His very power at work within you; making God famous along your way. 

Much love, Remi,
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8 Comments:

Gee said...

Definitely needed this about purposeful action. Good read Remi--
Thnx!

Jaycee said...

Thanks Remi. My surety is in my Father.

David C Brown said...

It is wonderful to have a Person, the lord Jesus, as an object of faith. The more He is that the more secure we are.

LE DYNAMIQUE PROFESSEUR said...

I do not know where you got those definitions from... but I noticed they were in italics. I think I got the nail of the post from one of them.

"Only if one believes in something can one act purposefully"

The key to living a life of purpose is living by faith. I got the message, Remi. Thank you.

PS: thanks for the visit to my blog :)
- LDP

Kafo said...

last week
a friend told me i lacked confidence that i just tip toe through life never embracing and living life out Loud.

yesterday i realized that she was right, i almost tried to steal something that belonged to me

courage and confidence
i think i need to read this again

Myne Whitman said...

Purposeful living for the life we pray for. Thanks Remi.

seye said...

WOW! The nail hit on the head perfect.

This is my text of the day. Need to ponder over all these throughout.

Wow

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