Saturday, November 17, 2012


Confidence is such a funny thing. Some of us wake up in the morning full of it and ready to go. Others of us wake up with dread, and worry, certain that we will blow it somewhere. We can move quickly from confidence to fear with a simple conversation or email. Time and experience can build confidence in certain skills and settings. Ridicule and rejection can erode confidence in places you once enjoyed.
         I still remember some of the vicious teasing I experienced in Jr. High. I went from feeling confident to foolish in the course of a few minutes. What are those factors that make you feel confident? What are the conditions and settings that make you feel incompetent?
         Our text for Sunday is from Hebrews 10:19-25 begins with “Therefore, brothers and sisters, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus…” Explore confidence in your life. Where is it? What brings it? What takes it away? Where in your faith do you feel most confident? Where do you wish to grow more confident? 


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