Free to Be Confident
In Philippians 3, Paul shows us that regardless of what ‘prisons’ may be around us, we can still be confident. Our human tendency is to base our confidence on very shaky things, but there is a better and more secure way for us to live confidently. In “Free to Be Confident,” Pastor Dave Gustavsen talks about the search for confidence, the elusiveness of confidence, and the secret of confidence.
Sometimes life feels like a prison. The prison walls might be physical sickness, family drama, economic hardship, or mistreatment by others. Over time, self-pity and victimization take hold of our hearts, and we feel trapped. But in his letter to the Philippians, Paul demonstrates a radically different mindset. Writing from a Roman prison cell, with every reason to feel trapped, Paul invites us to a kind of freedom that no chains can take away—a freedom found only through knowing and following Christ.