ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

No Confidence In The Flesh

Updated on February 7, 2008
 

No Confidence in the Flesh

Passage : Php: 3:3b

"We put no confidence in human effort. Instead We boast about what JesusChrist has done for us."

Men of the world have found many sources of confidence. Education is among them, that's why as a business education has flourished much in the country. For a great number of men and women have sought their MAs, MBAs, PhDs believing firmly that it will take them higher into the ladder of their careers. Education is truly a great investment that has proven its worth again and again.

Another source of confidence is a high-paying, sophisticated job in a prestigious topnotch corporation. What could be greater than a six-digit income with an office in the heart of the world's most progressive business district. You name it, you have it, all your dreams are within your reach even the most expensive tropical vacation. Or how about a very high and powerful position in the government, maybe a seat in the Senate or an office in the President's cabinet. When you get there you must really be big time, a great somebody that cannot simply be ignored. Somebody that has been a part of the nation's history.

Men have endlessly pursued the great things the world could offer as a constant source of confidence in this life. Even many Christians fall into this prey. Are these things men hold dearly could really be a true source of confidence? For the great beloved Apostle Paul, there is only one true source of confidence and that is his relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. He died to all the vain things of the world. Although Paul a man of great education, a man highly esteemed in his society, bid farewell to all these cherished credentials to commit his life to become a true disciple of the Lord Jesus Christ. From now on he focused on seeking the knowledge of Christ as his only source of confidence.

For what is seen, all the things this present world could offer, is just temporary. What is unseen, the Kingdom of God and all its glory is for eternity.

That's why we can never completely rest our confidence upon the things the world could offer, they are bound to fade away with time. Just like Paul, we should also rest our confidence on our relationship with Christ. For it is the only thing that will last for eternity.

GOD bless you all,

Cristina Santander

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • profile image

      Suraphel Bogale 

      6 years ago

      Thanks a lot...Blessings

    • cristina327 profile imageAUTHOR

      Maria Cristina Aquino Santander 

      10 years ago from Manila

      Thanks babybrownfox for taking time to read his hub. God blss you and regards.

    • babybrownfox profile image

      babybrownfox 

      10 years ago

      Hi Cristiana, this is a nice hub about confidence.. thanks for sharing..

    • cristina327 profile imageAUTHOR

      Maria Cristina Aquino Santander 

      10 years ago from Manila

      Thanks Wehzo for appreciating this hub. May ou be blessed always.

    • profile image

      Wehzo 

      10 years ago

      You are so right Cristiana. Misplaced confidence can, and often does, put us in the wrong place. Very good article.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)