day 42: Quiet Confidence

Is there someone you know who exudes a quiet confidence? They don’t have to say it, but you just know that they are confident in who they are, what they stand for, and the positions that they take. We all know these types of people. They are the quiet lions of the work world. You sense and know their presence when they are in the room. The people who I know who are that strong are role models who others look toward when everyone else is scrambling and shaking. How is it that they are such a solid rock? One way to find that inner confidence is to follow the words of Isaiah 30:15 as he provides how to build one’s inner and spiritual strength: “The Sovereign Lord, the Holy One of Israel, says, ‘Only in returning to me and waiting for me will you be saved. In quietness and confidence is your strength”. God says that in our most difficult of times we are to return to Him and then in our faith we are to remain quiet and confident. The evangelist, David Wilkerson, writes on this scripture. He translates the word “quiet” in Greek to mean, “Repose”. Repose means to be calm and under control. The message here is that we can’t create our own confidence and quietness, but what we can do is strengthen our faith and then let our faith play out as we become more confident and as we wait on Him in quietness, we will find the right spirit and words. In our work lives we are being watched for how we handle those tense and stressful situations. Others expect us to hold ourselves strongly and calmly and to not let ourselves to become caught up in the war of words or taking on an attitude. Today is a great day to ensure that we are right with God spiritually as we face the challenges at work. If we can begin to give over to Him those things we cannot handle ourselves and wait on Him, then we will find that internal quiet and confidence that can become a life signature.

Reference: Isaiah 30:15 (New Living Testament)

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