During a Q & A recently, I was asked: “How does a woman be confident in a time in culture when confidence can be misconstrued?”
We need to always look to God’s word first for the answer we need.
The word confidence means: full trust; belief in the powers, trustworthiness, or reliability of a person or thing. (Dictionary.com)
If our full trust, belief in the powers, trustworthiness or reliability is in ourselves … that’s not good. In fact, it is dangerous because it is a confidence that can crumble; one we can lose or have taken from us.
Instead, I hear here in 1 Corinthians 15:58 the truth of confidence that allows nothing to move us: “Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.” (NIV)
Our confidence is anchored in God and Him alone.
So in Him we stand…confidently.
Let nothing move you.
When we do, we are in good company with other women in God’s word who stood.
The daughters of Zelophehad stood. (Numbers 27)
The women of Exodus stood. (Exodus 1 – 2)
Deborah stood. (Judges 4)
Mary the mother of Jesus, her sister, Mary the wife of Clopas and Mary Magdalene stood together at the cross. (John 19)
Let’s also stand and stand together, giving ourselves together, to the work of the Lord. Do His work that is meaningful, purposeful and eternal…together.
Who can you partner with today, to stand and do God’s work together?