As you see the lighthouse in the background of this picture, it is a sudden reminder of the guiding light within it. It's purpose is to guide with light shinning bright.
A lighthouse is: a tower with a powerful light that is built on or near the shore to guide ships away from danger
I AM CONFIDENT OF THIS ~
Philippians 1:6 New International Version (NIV)
Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.
If we could only see the things that takes us away from God. The enemy of our soul holds a purpose to seek us out and destroy us. He wants us to stop believing and pressing forward in life. It is like we need to see a lighthouse inside of us.
John 10:10 New International Version (NIV)
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.
God wants to direct us by the light of Jesus. So many warnings in the Bible and we still try to figure things out. Life is short and yet broken hearts remain while we live. It is good to remind yourself about being confident in God. Speaking words of hope and not defeat.
Philippians 4:13 ~ I can do all things through Him who strengthens me
Hebrews 4:16 ~ Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
Deuteronomy 31:6 ~ "Be strong and courageous, do not be afraid or tremble at them, for the LORD your God is the one who goes with you He will not fail you or forsake you."
CONFIDENT ~ I know who I am today in God. Years have passed and I wondered about so many things. God grace has entered my life and I have felt his presence. I am not who I used to be and even in that, I wasn't a bad person. I make mistakes and I believe God gives us second chances in life. We have a choice to become bitter or better. I personally choose to become better!
As a kid, I never liked being bullied or teased. It happened to me and I would walk home crying. I didn't have confidence in who I was because I listen to the words of others. I was told I was dumb, ugly and fat. I took on those three little words that could became huge in days and years to follow. I would see myself that way and it wasn't true. There is power in words and our thoughts. Even as an adult, I can look back to see how harsh words have hurt my heart from others. Not treated with respect and work on me to become stronger.
Today, I view myself stronger than ever. I see myself smart, cute and I do need to loose some weight. The truth becomes real to me and I see how God has brought me through life to this point and time. Just like you my friend, you must view yourself positive and confident.
My prayers continue for you, your family and friends!