Source of confidence and boldness. 10.27.11

by Aaron K.

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Source of confidence and boldness. 10.27.11

The wicked run away when no one is chasing them, but the godly are as bold as lions. (Proverbs 28:1 NLT)

The wicked are edgy with guilt, ready to run off even when no one’s after them; Honest people are relaxed and confident, bold as lions. (Proverbs 28:1 MSG)

Authentic integrity and a pure concience before God, either fuel or diminsh our confidence and boldness in life. Since the beginning with Adam, sin causes a response in humans to hide and run, cowaring away from God and others. When we are in sin we feel convicted and guilty…many times being defensive or running from others because we feel like they trying to expose us…chasing after us…when in reality no one is even just normal human interaction. In this state man becomes weak and cowardly run away from responsibilities and duties of life. The opposite being true also, the clearer our conscience before God…the bolder and more confidently we engage in life and others. We acknowledge daily that we "are" sinners who need a perfect savior, yet always confess and refuse to hide that sin from God, who already sees all anyway. Transparency and authenticity with God and others…provide a man a confident, relaxed peace in all seasons of life for he is real thru and thru. Action. My sons, courage, confidence and boldness as a christian man can not be fabricated, it is the fruitful by product of a pure authentic heart before God and others. Desire to be a strong confident man in your life pursuing real integrity in all things.