Confidence – Believe You Can

My all-time favorite athlete is Michael Jordan. My admiration is not limited to his undergraduate institution, economic impact, brand recognition, or exceptional basketball skills. My favorite moment from his athletic career is this quote, featured in Come Fly with Me, his first home video: “If I get the ball, you’re at my mercy … There’s nothing you can say or do about it.” Long story short, Michael Jordan was confident in his basketball skills.

If you’ve read the Bible, then I’m sure you’ve noticed David’s confidence. When the Israelites were afraid to fight Goliath the giant, David confidently volunteered. David’s confidence was not rooted in his ability; rather, he trusted in God. He believed that God, who delivered him from a lion and bear, could help him defeat the giant.

We must always remember: “For nothing is impossible with God” (Luke 1:37). Since we have Him on our side, confidence is authorized. So when life’s issues confront you, don’t make mountains out of mole hills. Instead, tell your problems, “For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength” (Philippians 4:13, NLT).