This week we have been talking about confidence. We are ending this week with one of my favorite scriptures:

Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ: Philippians 1:6 (KJV)

I want to focus on the word, ‘being’. In the dictionary one of the many definitions of this word is:

gerund or present participle: being

  1. 1. used with a present participle to form continuous tenses

And this is where this definition fits in for me. When the scripture says “being confident of this very thing” – then it clearly states for me this is a continuous action. It doesn’t stop; it never ends. From now until glory, I will “be confident” that “he that hath begun a good work in (me) – will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ”.

I’m so convinced of this not only because it is a promise, but it has thus far been an actuality in my life. While so many times I wondered whether what I was going through in the midst of the drama would ever be over – God takes the drama to a glorious end if we wait on Him. He will finish what He starts in our life.

Therefore, I am encouraged. In the midst of pandemic, in the midst of a divided nation, in the midst of an uncertain future – on the day of another birthday – I am “being confident” – God’s got it, and that’s enough for me!



  1. Kesha on March 12, 2021 at 11:43 pm

    Happy Birthday 🥰🥰🥰

  2. Linda Blue on March 13, 2021 at 1:47 am

    Happy Birthday 🎈🎁🎂

  3. Carolyn Chhutani on March 13, 2021 at 1:55 am

    Happy birthday Alice!