Four Ways God Restores Our Confidence (Part One)

What is the #1 fear among people?

40% of the population is afraid of public speaking.

While I have many fears myself, public speaking is not one of them. I often pray that I won’t “over speak” when in a small group discussion setting.

But when Moses was called by God to rescue his people from slavery, he was a part of that 40%. When making excuses as to why he couldn’t answer this call, he said, “Pardon your servant, Lord. I have never been eloquent, neither in the past nor since you have spoken to your servant. I am slow of speech and tongue” (Exodus 4:10).

Funny— this week I was reading in Acts and came across this verse:

“Moses was educated in all the wisdom of the Egyptians and was powerful in speech and action” (Acts 7:22).

Hmmm. I thought Moses was a stutterer. Didn’t this great patriarch lack confidence? What happened to transform Moses from a guy who couldn’t spit his words out to a gifted orator?

The answer is provided when Moses takes his last breath in Deuteronomy 34:10: “Since then, no prophet has risen in Israel like Moses, whom the Lord knew “face-to-face.”

God took a guy who ran from the law after murdering an Egyptian, who was rejected by some of his people, who hid for forty years in a low-key sheepherder lifestyle and molded him into a leader and a spokesman. But the LORD could only make these life changes in intimate face-to-face encounters with his chosen friend.

What or who has robbed your confidence?

Was it a setback as a child? Perhaps a parent never encouraged you, or maybe a sibling constantly beat you down with words. Maybe someone you loved rejected you.

Intimate time with your heavenly Father can restore your confidence.

Proverbs 3:26 says, “For the LORD will be your confidence and will keep your foot from being caught.”

Like Moses, I wasn’t always a public speaker. When I was a little girl I was insecure and lacked confidence. I used to hide behind my mother in public settings. I froze when our campus television station interviewed me once, yet I ended up in a television career.

God had a plan, just as he has a plan for you, and over time spent with him he can provide the confidence you need.

“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).

Part Two is Saturday.





Categories: Devotion of the Week


  • Gerry Wieding

    Good lesson about Moses, Lisa. I am always learning something new from your post to grow my faith. Looking forward to Saturday’s. Thank you. May God continue to bless your ministry and may the Holy Spirit continue to guide you write and speak and that all your followers and listeners to receive what God is wanting us to reveive. Love you, Gerry

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