Last month, I wrote an article on Godspeed; this word is used to show the speed in which God works in our lives. This moth, I’m here to unpack another fun phrase called Godfidence. Godfidence is the level of confidence we have in God. It is knowing that God is in control and having the confidence to walk in that.
Philippians 4:13 is a great depiction of what Godfidence is, the verse says “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Don’t you feel empowered just from hearing that? We can do ALL, not some but ALL things through Christ who gives us strength. What joy is it to know that Christ has our back in all situations.
Confidence is seen as self but Godfience is given through Christ. It is something we can’t form ourselves, but it only comes from what we have in Christ. People with confidence act different, they walk different, they are different. People with Godfience take it to another level, they have a level of confidence that is unmatched. People with Godfidence know who the head of their lives is and are not afraid to give themselves over to God to lead them.
The word may seem funny but it is a clever play on words. I’m not sure who exactly came up with the merger, but what they created was a way for this new age of thinkers to have confidence. We should all want to maximize our God given potential and the best way to do that is having Godfidence. It is taking self out the way and allowing God to be the head.
“I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me,” this passage of Scripture is from Galatians 2:20, it is one of the best ways to describe laying down ourselves so that God can have the control.
Luke 9:23 takes it one step further, “And Christ said, “If ANYONE would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross DAILY and follow me”. If we want to have this level of confidence and trust in God, we must know who He is. We must learn to understand Him.
Here’s a little advice on how to have Godfidence:
1. Study the scriptures
The Bible is the ultimate manual for life. The Bible can give us clear directions on how to live our lives and have confidence in our Maker. The more we learn the more we can grow. God wants use to be filled with the knowledge of the Bible and submit our lives to it.
2. Pray. Pray.Pray.
Have a fervent prayer life or as Dr. Charles Stanley says “live your life on your knees”. Never ever stop praying. God reveals his plans and his purpose for our lives through prayer and speaking with him.
3. Submit yourself to the Lord
As Luke 9:32 states, we must die to ourselves daily. God wants us to submit ourselves to Him so that our lives can be lived for him. God wants to give us this Godfidence but it can only be given if we submit our lives to Him.
4. Trust Him
God wants access to us. The only way to trust in Him is to give Him complete and total access to us. Once we do this, a shift will happen in our lives. God will open up to us in ways we never imagined.
Don't you want to live an adventurous life? God wants you to have a life worth living and confidence like none other. Give God access to you and watch the way your life changes!