2 Corinthians 3:5 Where Is Your Confidence?

“Not that we are competent in ourselves to claim anything for ourselves, but our competence comes from God.” 2 Corinthians 3:5

Paul had pointed out how the Corinthian church was a result of their ministry. They had been successful in building a church that was serving God. He knew that the people were changed in their heart, not just in words on paper.

After saying that, he quickly points out that though they have great confidence in the ministry, that confidence was from God. He knew that God could do great things in and through him.

Many people do some great things in this life. This includes people in the church. Often people in the church will be just like the world in stating “look what I have done”. They will point the fingers at themselves as the hard-working person who made it possible. Their confidence lies in what they can do.

Men can fall into this trap of thinking. They feel confident that they can provide for their family, have a large house, and a big paycheck because of their own abilities. They focus on what they can do, rather than what God is doing through them and for them.

Although their hands were in the process, it was God who made it possible for that work to be done. Without God, nothing is possible. The life you live is only possible because of God. You would not be able to breathe or move if God did not make it possible for you to do so.

When you rely on God for everything, then anything is possible. Nothing is impossible. You can have complete confidence in the power of God for everything in your life. This is true for the very large mountains in your life, and for the very small bumps in your life.

Are you trusting in the power of God? Or are you trusting in your own abilities and talents?

The results that are in your life, are they because of your own work? Or are they the works of God?

I pray today that you will know the power of God in your life; that you will have complete confidence in God alone; that you will not trust in your own abilities; and that God will do great works through you.


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