It takes confidence to have a resolute heart!
You think your having a bad day! You think your circumstances are difficult! Have you ever thought your tough circumstances could be an opportunity? When you live a life of confidence it changes how you view everything that happens to you. When you know the commands of God or the truth, it changes your view. When you know Jesus and live your life following him, it changes your view. When you love people without expecting love in return, it changes your view. When you let the Spirit of God guide your life, it changes your view.
Read the words of a man who was put in jail for telling people about Jesus. His view was completely changed when he started following Jesus. His words show us what it looks like to live with confidence and see any circumstance as an opportunity.
“12 And I want you to know, my dear brothers and sisters,[c] that everything that has happened to me here has helped to spread the Good News. 13 For everyone here, including the whole palace guard,[d] knows that I am in chains because of Christ. 14 And because of my imprisonment, most of the believers[e] here have gained confidence and boldly speak God’s message[f] without fear.” –Philippians 1:12-14