“In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: Who, being in very natureGod, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage.” Phil 2:5-6

Confidence in who you are frees you to live the life to which God has called you. I meet a lot of people who are constantly trying to prove how good they are. They use every situation to demonstrate their experience, constantly playing a game of one-upmanship. This was brought home to me recently when a person I was working with always responded to any information you told him with, “yes, I knew that” – even when there was no possibility that could be the case. So often I felt myself saying, ‘just chill out’, ‘be who you are’!

Jesus knew exactly who He was; He didn’t have to try and prove it or to convince others. He was so confident in His identity that He didn’t need to use this position to His own advantage.

You no longer need to grasp after position or use what you have to gain advantage over others. Your success and blessing is found in Jesus not in proving to others how good you are. Be confident in your position as a child of God. In Jesus you have been made perfect before God and there is nothing that you can do to improve your standing in His eyes.

Today be free in who God has made you to be and live confidently in the security of His love.