The confidence I am referring to is not confidence in yourself. The confidence I am referring to is confidence in the Lord's ability to carry out what he has called you to do.
Moses saw a burning bush in the desert and he approached the bush. As soon as he got close to the bush, the Lord began to speak to Moses. The first thing God said is, “Do not come any closer, Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy ground.” (Exodus 3:5, NIV). The first thing God did with Moses was reminded Moses of God's holiness and sovereignty. That alone would have shaken anyone's confidence to serve.
When God calls us, we often think to ourselves, "I am not worthy to serve the Lord. I am a sinner!". What we must never forget is that without God's anointing, Moses too was a sinner and unholy. Jesus Christ wipes away your sins and uncleanliness. Through Him, you have been made holy.
God gave Moses a huge task. He told Moses to go to the great Pharaoh of Egypt and command him to let Israel go free. What was Moses' reply? Moses said, “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?” (Exodus 3:11). Moses had absolutely no confidence in himself! I'm guessing that Moses was saying to himself something like this: "Are you kidding me? You must have the wrong Moses!"
When God calls you, do you have your doubts as to whether or not you can carry out a task? Do you feel unworthy and too unholy to do what God has called you to do? Moses sure did. However, here is what God said to Moses: "I will be with you" (Exodus 3:12).
When you are called by God, you must have great confidence. Not in yourself, but in the Lord. When He calls you to any task, you can be assured of this: He will be with you! Philippians 4:13 says, "I can do all this through him who gives me strength". You can do all things through Christ Jesus who has called you to serve.
Like Moses, when God calls you to serve, we must not focus on our weakness, but on God's strength.
"Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see" (Hebrews 11:1).
May God give you unshakable confidence in His abilities as you live out your Christian faith.
Be blessed in all you do!
Your brother in Christ,
The Well Church of Lewisville