Have you ever felt like you didn’t have a clue as to what was going on? Like you were just taking each step praying that it’s the right one? Maybe I’m making sense. Maybe I’m not.
Last night at LiveLoud (River City‘s Student Youth Ministry) I was speaking and the whole time everything I was saying just didn’t feel right. The funny thing was that I was speaking on confidence and the only thing I was confident about at the time was that everything I was saying was probably not making sense at all.
You ever feel that way? Like maybe you had a friend and they needed help and you wanted to give them advice and when you did you were like “did what I just say make any sense at all?”
That’s kinda how I felt last night.
After the service though I went up to my wife and whispered in her ear “how bad was it?”
She looked at me with this look of confusion and said “I thought it was perfect”.
At the time I thought she was just being nice like any wife would and was trying to encourage me. However, when we got to the car we talked more about it and she told me about some of the things she’s been hearing our students struggle with and she told me that she thought it was perfect. In fact, at the end when we offered prayer for our students, she informed me that several of our students who raised their hand for prayer have actually spoken to her about issues regarding confidence.
My point is this: If you’re not confident in what you are doing be confident that God knows what He’s doing.
There are times in all our lives that we just feel like everything we are doing has got to be wrong. It’s almost a feeling as if you’re walking in the dark. But the thing to remember is that in those times, just because you may feel like you can’t see where you’re going doesn’t mean God can’t. God has you right where he wants you. It may not feel right to you, it may be confusing at times, you may feel like you are stumbling, but at the end of the day, we serve a God who is confident in us, therefore we must be confident in Him.
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” (Joshua 1:9)