Awakening: Confidence

“Your failure doesn’t define you.”

People that inspire me are the ones that step out in faith not knowing the outcome. They are contagious people. The ones you want to be around in hopes that some of their genius will inadvertently fall on you. Maybe if you rub shoulders or give a side hug their energy will actually be absorbed. After having coffee with them I go and do something I haven’t had the courage to do in months. These people are defined by their faith.

I have a friend who loves Africa. She is leaving for Kenya in 8 weeks and is taking her entire family. She started making plans to go the minute she had stepped off the plane from her trip to Uganda. She didn’t know the details, she just knows she needs to be serving in Africa. God has pulled her entire trip together. I know Kenya will change her life and her boys and her husband. I admire her journey. I admire her faith to stick through the struggles of the last two years. I admire her focus. And, I admire her days of unbelief when she calls for prayer and support.

I will hold each moment of her journey that she shared with me. Not because the journey was perfect but because she believed that God would answer the desires of her heart. Janell will always be defined by her faith. Not by the trips she takes or doesn’t take. But simply because she trusts in the One to fulfill His promises to her.

I challenge you to find someone that lives a life confident not on their own strength but in the power of God. They are contagious and if you are ready, it will change your life too.

Hebrews10:35-39 Therefore, do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward. For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the
will of God, you may receive what was promised.
FOR YET IN A VERY LITTLE WHILE,
HE WHO IS COMING WILL COME, AND WILL NOT DELAY.
BUT MY RIGHTEOUS ONE SHALL LIVE BY FAITH;
AND IF HE SHRINKS BACK, MY SOUL HAS NO PLEASURE IN HIM.
But we are not of those who shrink back to destruction, but of those who have faith to the preserving of the soul.

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3 thoughts on “Awakening: Confidence

  1. Ang, Thanks for being such a blessing and encouragement to me over the past 2 years. At times it seemed to go by so slowly, and look here we are 8 weeks away! from something i knew God was wanting us to do. His Faithfulness has blown us away! Making us fall on our needs in Awe of Him.

  2. Janell,God is Faithful even when we can’t see where the path is leading us. We will continue to pray for you as you finish your preparations and are blessed by the adventure. Looking forward to hearing how it went when you get back. Nacupenda!!

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