Enjoy Life, Enjoy God

Dale Patterson


July 1, 2013

Self-confidence is a great thing to possess, yet there is a more substantial confidence.

I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.
                                                    - Philippians 1:6 TNIV

Obviously Paul was a gifted man; no doubt confident. Yet when he writes words of encouragement to the Philippians he thinks fondly of them; he prays for them, and he tells them of his confidence about them. Look at it again. Wherein is his confidence about them? As wonderful as they may be, as he may be, his confidence is in God, and what God is doing in their lives.

I pray that each of us possess such a God-inspired confidence and motivation. It's not so much about what we have accomplished or failed to accomplish, but what God is continuing to do and build in each of us. That's a great confidence and assurance.


Dale Patterson