Romans 16:25 – Now to him who is able to establish you in accordance with my gospel, the message I proclaim about Jesus Christ, in keeping with the revelation of the mystery hidden for long ages past
A man/woman without conviction is like someone giving life an extremely limp wristed handshake.
I love the conviction of Paul in the bible. He was so convinced of who He was that He would often write about himself ” Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God (Colossians 1:1, 2 Timothy 1:1, Ephesians 1:1). And with regards to his messages, He boldly refers to it as “MY GOSPEL”…notice how unapologetic he was!
I think people who do significant things with their lives are people of great conviction. They are people who are clear about what they believe and who they are. Paul still has critics today, but i believe that it is this clarity about who he had become by the grace of God that sets him head and shoulders above his peers. No one can take away the product of his conviction – 2/3rds of the best selling book of all time!
Everyone – critics & cheerleaders alike – has an opinion about who you are and where you are headed. I think most people spend their lives living out what others think about them. I reckon that’s a one way route to destination mediocre, because you will always be dancing to the tune of the opinion poles and you never get the chance to be yourself long enough to be good at being you!
One of the things I love about being a person of faith is that I can find out who I am FROM MY MAKER! So can you!
Whatever you do, there’s always going to be someone who has an opinion of who you are and who you should be…and you will wear yourself out if you live to prove them wrong or prove them right. It’s like being tossed around by every wind of doctrine! (Ephesians 4:14)
Find out who you are. Be clear about you are. People should confirm who you are not tell you who you are. Honestly, regularly & truthfully review your beliefs, and stay true to them.
In order to get good at being you, you’ll have to spend your life being you. I believe that everything that God has for you is reserved for the real you, not the you that everyone thinks you are or should be.
Spend your life being you!
Have a brilliant weekend