And I am sure that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on that day when Christ Jesus comes back again. (Philippians 1:6 NLT
When I read Paul's letter to his friends in Philippi, the word confidence jumps out at me from the page. Pau's confidence in what God was doing in their lives assured his friends that they were in tune with God's will.
The word confidence involves an act of faith, trust, reliance, and dependence upon God and His word. Paul is quick to remind them that it was God that began his work in them and it is He who will bring it to a satisfactory conclusion when Jesus returns.
All of us have confidence in someone or something. We need to ask the tough question: Upon what and whom is my confidence based? Is it founded on the rock Christ Jesus, or is it in man's self-effort to achieve?
Your answer will determine where you spend eternity!