I stood in line. I was at the end of a long line of ladies. All of us wanted to meet her, the woman God had used to speak to our broken places that morning. My broken place--self-doubt.
Renee Swope was the speaker that morning. Her talk--"Do Not Throw Away Your Confidence."
Her talk was life-changing for me. I stood in line that morning with eye makeup gone from too many tears. Tears of awareness, tears of longing, tears of repentance, tears of hope.
When God reveals a broken place, it is always to bring healing. We can rejoice in hope. He won't leave us broken if we will let Him heal us.
So, do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere so that when you have done with will of God, you will receive what he has promised. Hebrews 10:35-36
God says that he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind.
But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; He is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways. James 1:6-8
I don't want to be driven and tossed by the wind. When the wind comes, I want to stand strong in the Lord, confident of His love and His power. I don't want to be double-minded and unable to receive from the Lord.
That morning was about one year ago. God has been faithful to help me overcome self-doubt. He has been faithful and patient with me as I discover my confidence in Christ.
After her talk, I read her book A Confident Heart. It is a great book. I am excited to be starting an online Bible study with Proverbs 31 Ministries as a "Gather and Grow" Leader using this book!
I will be starting the study the week of August 12th. I will post the assignment for that week on Aug 12th. Then, I will write about the study every Thursday. Will meet on my blog and/or private facebook page every Thursday for discussion for about 6 weeks.
If you are interested in joining the study on the private facebook page, please email me at email@example.com
Space is limited and there are about seven signed up so far, so please let me know as soon as possible!
After standing in line to meet Renee that morning, she signed my book and wrote Luke 1:45 in it.
"Blessed is she who believed, for there will be a fulfillment of those things which were told her from the Lord."
The Lord will fulfill what He has promised! I would love for you to join me as we study God's truths together!
Also, I am giving a copy of Renee's book away today! To enter to win, email me to let me know you want to join the study, become a follower, or share on facebook. Let me know if you became a follower or shared on facebook so I don't miss you!! The giveaway will end Thursday night at midnight and I will post the winner Friday morning!!!
Visit the link below to read more about Renee Swope and A Confident Heart