Philippians 4:11–13 “Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.”
Sitting on the Resolute Desk of Ronald Reagan was a small embossed red leather plaque that simply said “It Can Be Done”. It was placed there for all to see as they had meetings with the president.
Confidence is a shakey virtue to stand on as men. If you don’t have enough you can struggle with failure for your whole life. If you have too much you become overconfident and come off as arrogant.
That being said, biblical men should be the most confident of all. Consider the words of Paul the Apostle:
1 Corinthians 4:2–4 “Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful. But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged of you, or of man’s judgment: yea, I judge not mine own self. For I know nothing by myself; yet am I not hereby justified: but he that judgeth me is the Lord.”
For biblical men, our confidence should come from a higher source. We should never trust in our own strength, as there is very little about us that is worth having confidence in. We must lift our hearts a little higher and consider the Lord, who endured such contradiction of sinners against himself.
We are great sinners, that have a great Savior!
We need to learn to say “I Can”. Which doesn’t mean that I can do whatever I want, it means that I have no excuses for not being a biblical man. God has not asked you to be something that He will not equip you to be.
The next time you doubt about measuring up as a Christian man, have confidence in Christ that you CAN, through Christ, if you will just surrender to Him.
Today’s Biblical Manhood Principle: You CAN, through Christ!
Today’s Inspirational Song: I Can Do All Things Through Christ Who Gives Me Strength.