“Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him.”
I John 5:14-15
The Bible clearly demonstrates how valuable and significant we are to God. He says we are like a poem, a thing of grace and beauty. We are original. We are one-of-a-kind. We are so precious to God that He sent His only Son, Jesus Christ, to die for our sins (Romans 5:8). We’re told we are God’s own possession, chosen for the praise of His glory and we have an inheritance in heaven with Him as His children. God made us like kings and priests and crowned us with glory and honor (Psalm 8:5, Revelation 1:6). We matter because we are His most prized and priceless treasure!
When we are awakened to Jesus Christ, the Son of God, and He becomes our Savior, it is the starting point of being alive. We begin an amazing journey into the spiritual realm of potential that God arranged for His children. It is His will for us to prosper, be in health and to discover the dreams planted in our hearts (lll John 1:2).
Confidence is a state of being certain. Confidence is grounded in understanding God’s love for us. God is love and He loves His children (I John 4:16). It is trust and belief in His love that increases our confidence. When we have confidence in God and His love and kindness, we live confidently and enjoy life. When we put our trust in God and in His Word, our lives take on a new focus and purpose.
Confidence comes from our relationship with Jesus Christ. Our confidence is based with Christ alone, not in our selves or in other people. We have self-confidence only because He lives in us, and it is His confidence we rely on. Put no confidence in the flesh, but have full confidence in God who created us, saved us, lives in us and protects us.
Jesus knew His identity as the Son of the living God, giving Him all the confidence in the world. We can have that same confidence because we know who we are in Christ and where we are going. We are valuable, worthy, gifted, talented, purposed and loved. Walk confidently because the door is opened to be who we are without fear and to do what is in our hearts to do!
The Concepts of Experiencing Confidence
Develop confidence in your relationship to Christ because it gives you confidence in yourself. Performance does not determine our relationship with God. We are one with God because Jesus died on the cross. Grace is a gift to be believed and received, not earned nor deserved. Peace with God generates confidence in us and in our attitude. We are dependent on God for everything. It makes us look independent to others.
Know God’s Word. “Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.” (I John 5:14). Without revelation, we may not be sure what God’s will. Asking according to His will has nothing to do what we ask for, but it has to do with how we ask. God’s will for asking is found in James 1:6. “But let him ask in faith, with no doubting…” The key is to recondition your inner person to know and believe what God says in His Word. It requires time and practice to overcome doubt.
Know that God always hears you (John 11:41). The Spirit broadcasts God’s love, guidance, truth and provision. Because of the Jesus’ finished works on the cross, provision is available for all things.