Confidence is contagious

Recently I was listening to a radio program called Hockey Central at Noon on 590 The Fan.

Speaking about an athlete, one of the announcers said that “confidence is contagious.”

It was a good point. When one person on a team is confident—not only in themselves but in the team—that attitude spreads to the other players, like a contagion.

The same is true for faith.

Through the years, here’s what I’ve discovered: People who are over-confident in themselves end up embarrassing themselves. But people who are confident in God end up boosting God’s people.

This doesn’t mean you never have bad days. Instead, it means living with a bold certainty that when you’re by Jesus’ side you’re always on the winning side.

Hebrews 13:8 nudges us on: “So we say with confidence, ‘The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?’” It’s about confidence! We can be confident that God himself is our helper and that mere humans can’t do anything to truly harm us. Therefore, we need not fear!

Someone with that kind of confidence is contagious.

So be confident: “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?” When you’re by Jesus’ side you’re always on the winning side.

Not only will you actually be more confident yourself, but you’ll give a boost to God’s people.

Confidence is contagious.

By Matthew Ruttan

–“Up!” is published 5 days a week (Monday – Friday) and returns on July 15.
–Bible quotes are from the NIV.

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