There have honestly been times in my life when I wasn’t completely sure or confident. Webster’s Dictionary defines confident as “having or showing assurance and self-reliance.” I would like to say that every day has been one filled with extreme confidence, but that’s not true.
All of us have experienced the highs and lows of daily life. There are moments when we have to rise up and reposition ourselves to what really matters. As we approach our daily relationship with Christ, there is a confidence we need to grasp. Notice, I didn’t say arrogance, but a confident mindset that your heavenly father wants to hear from and connect with you. Yes, you. There are so many that feel as if God would rather hear from someone else than you. As a child when I wanted to do something that I thought my parents wouldn’t allow me to do, I’d ask someone else to speak on my behalf. That’s not how we approach prayer.
We can approach prayer with confidence that He hears you. I understand that it can be difficult to pray when your mind is floating between scenes of yesterday, last year, dreaded meetings and more. Yet, still your mind, breathe, and remind yourself that God wants to hear your voice.
“And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us. And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him.” - 1 John 5:14-15 ESV
Write down some areas that have caused you to lack confidence in life and your prayer time. Confess them, release it and rest in the confidence that God hears you.
I’m grateful to know that when I speak, you are listening. I have this confidence knowing that your will is what’s best for me. Align my heart to pursue your will for my life.
In Jesus name, Amen.