Building On Confidence

Have you ever helped a toddler learn how to build a tower? The kind they’ll destroy seconds before it’s finished? On your solid base, both of you build upward. Then, with a spark in his eye, your building buddy introduces the full force of his fist to the weakest part of your tower. Now, you let the toddler build his own tower. Perhaps you’ll get your turn to topple. Yet, his tower repeatedly falls before it’s tall enough to be called a tower at all.

Therefore let him who thinks he stands take heed that he does not fall.

My heart is steadfast, O God, my heart is steadfast;
I will sing, yes, I will sing praises!

Jesus said to them, “Did you never read in the Scriptures, ‘The stone which the builders rejected, This became the chief corner stone; This came about from the Lord, And it is marvelous in our eyes‘?

Your friend has yet to grasp the concept of a firm foundation. He’s not alone. How often do we watch pieces of our lives prematurely topple? We build on wealth, our lives fall. We build on education, appearance, or relationship, and at some point, our towers crumble. Why? Because when our confidence is placed on anything other than the loving acceptance of our Creator, we are engineering failure into our foundation.

You might be picking up blocks right now, thinking about laying a foundation, or sitting at the top of a fragile, leaning tower. There is really good news for you. God is not only a good builder; He’s the ultimate architect, restoration specialist, and general contractor. Before you know what you need, He has what you need. When the world needed a Savior, He sent the chief Cornerstone. Therefore, we can say, “I’m confident.” Not self-confident, but God-confident.

For the next three days, we’ll uncover three truths to build God confidence.

Pray: God, I want You and my salvation through Christ to be the foundation of my life. I invite the Holy Spirit to reveal to me other blocks I have tried to put in your place. Amen.

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