Based on: 2 Corinthians 3:12-4:2
We value our sight, don’t we? If you have ever stubbed your toe in the dark you value the ability to see clearly. If you put a blindfold over your eyes it suddenly becomes more difficult to do all those things you do every day without thinking. What if you were born with a blindfold on and never knew it could be removed? You wouldn’t even know there was a thing called sight. You wouldn’t know about all of the wonderful things there are to see. You wouldn’t know that anything was wrong. But if someone takes the blindfold off, you can see and you would know how different things really are.
Based On: 2 Corinthians 5:14-21
I remember one job I had in Texas working for MCI, the telecommunications company. I had a supervisor who was very good at motivating his employees. He didn’t use force or threats or even money, instead, he would work for them. If you needed help getting your work done, he would find help or he would sometimes help. If a piece of equipment would help you do your job better, he would put it in the budget. If you had an interest in a particular technical field, he would help you get training – even if it meant you might get promoted out of his group. I remember feeling very motivated to work hard for this person who was willing to do so much for me.
What does it mean to be confident? Webster’s dictionary says it is having a strong belief or a full assurance about something. Wouldn’t it be nice to live that way, with assurance and a strong belief that your life will go well? That would be nice. Of course, the opposite is uncertainty and doubt. No one wants to live like that.