one I might actually acquire...I pray.
Doesn't that have a wonderful ring to it?
Thinking of writer's conferences here. It's those writers with an abundance of confidence and wonderful social skills who shine the brightest and are the squeakiest, too. (Remember: "The squeaky wheel gets the grease.", or, at writer's conferences, it would seem that it's the confident writers who get the requests for fulls.)
I will admit that I am one of the less confident writers who could learn much from the confident gems out there. Hence, why the concept of God-confidence resonates with me.
I'm one of those people that if I'm doing something for someone else, I'm more likely to succeed regardless of my personal limitations involved. If I can focus my energy in accomplishing "the challenging deed" for another, then somehow I can usually make it happen.
But writing is a solitary task for the most part. And so, for me, the question becomes how do I look at pitching my completed manuscripts as a task to do for someone else? 'Cause otherwise history dictates that I won't pitch at all.
Colossians 1:29 holds the answer for me.
"This is my work, and I can do it only because Christ's mighty energy is at work within me."
If "Christ's mighty energy" delivered via little old me is to ever get noticed, then I need look no further for a reason to harness God-confidence and faithfully pitch His work for Him.
If you struggle like me with self-confidence, I hope you too will take Colossians 1:29 to heart and discover God-confidence.
Surrendering to Him,