I define confidence as a feeling of self-assurance, a feeling that I can take on the tasks that God has put before me.
For me confidence comes from knowing that God believes in me, and knows that I can be better than I am right now.
Confidence also comes when God sends someone in my life to reinforce my God given talents with the expiations that I the potential to do great things.
Jamie Fuller, the Youth Director of our church, was a person who gave me confidence at an early and critical time of my life.
Mrs. Fuller, who we now call Mama Fuller, gave generously of her time and talents in producing plays, programs and services at our church.
With gentle firmness, Mama Fuller took a bunch of sometimes unruly, but very talented kids and gave us confidence – to go on stage, in a church in the Georgia Outback.
Mama Fuller also gave us the confidence to do well in the college classroom, the confidence to excel in the military, the confidence to win in the boardroom, and the confidence to be the kind of mothers, fathers and Christians that God desires us to be.
God understands the importance that confidence plays in our lives. That is why the Lord’s Word is filled with promises of strength and courage, if we place our confidence in Jesus Christ.
Hebrews 4:16 tells us to approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, for when we do, we may find the grace to help us in our time of need.
God also understands that we need people, experiences and opportunities in our lives to give us the confidence that we lack.
- God brought Aaron to Moses to give him confidence.
- God brought Mordecai to Esther to give her confidence.
God brought Jamie Fuller to give me and all the kids she interacted with confidence.
We all need a Mama Fuller in our lives, a person anointed by God to give us the confidence we need do God’s will.
I hope you will take a moment and thank God for the confidence builders that the Lord has brought into your lives.
Thank you Lord for blessing us with talents;
Thank you Lord for blessing us the confidence to use those talents to achieve great things in your name;
Thank you Lord for blessing us confidence builders like Mama Fuller!