“Being confident in this, that He who began a good work in me will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” – Philippians 1:6
The Trident insignia placed on the chest of a Navy SEAL is a symbol of readiness and capacity. The Trident is both earned and given. It is awarded to those who have met the standards set by the traditions of the SEAL. Earning the Trident is utterly demanding and inconceivably gruelling. For this reason, wearing the Trident is done with pride and confidence because of who the SEAL has become and what the SEAL knows s/he will contribute.
Our insignia is not trident shaped but cross shaped. Our insignia is given to us, not earned by us. Lest we forget, the way of the cross was utterly demanding and inconceivably gruelling. Jesus gives it to us to wear with pride in HIM and with confidence in who we are in HIM.
Confidence knows your inheritance is complete confidence in the promises of God. His promises inspire you in your dependence and reliance on God to come through for you. Confidence knows there is no problem, no difficulty, no circumstance, no difficult person and no demonic presence that is bigger than God’s promised provision. The truth is, God strategically places provision next to every problem, obstacle and form of opposition – human and demonic. Confidence knows this as ‘favor’ promised by God before anything happens and released if not in the moment then eventually.
Remember this, from the inside-out confidence speaks the language of:
I am absolutely convinced
the Father is utterly incapable of
losing sight of me, ignoring me or abandoning me;
nor is He capable of leaving me unfinished.
Think of at least one promise God has spoken into your life. How confident are you that God will keep his word to you? What does it mean for God to come through on his promises ‘if not now then eventually’? How about finding a trusted friend to help you in your pondering!
Can I be honest with you Father God? Sometimes I find myself being disappointed that you have not come through for me. Today I realize that my expectation is too much about coming through for me in my time. Help me Lord God to sustain my confidence in the waiting knowing you will eventually come through. Thank you. Amen!
Crafted by Kervin Raugust…
Founder, The INSIDE OUT Journey…