Still think what you do makes you special?
“For it is we who are the circumcision, we who serve God by his Spirit, who boast in Christ Jesus, and who put no confidence in the flesh— though I myself have reasons for such confidence. If someone else thinks they have reasons to put confidence in the flesh, I have more:” – Philippians 3:3-4
Confidence in the flesh in simple terms is the idea that somehow you are more holy than another or more righteous than another or more favored by God than another because of what you “do” – Jesus changed any idea of that ever happening!
Because all your effort and my effort combined won’t add up to pig turds when we stand before God!
This passage goes on to tell of all the great things that Paul did that made him righteous and special and holy And empty!
Maybe you can identify with that empty feeling and maybe you are on the “look what I did” wave of “aren’t you special” that satan would love for you to stay hooked on – but either way the result is emptiness and a need, craving and strong urge to do MORE!!!!
“More” is the most insidious and dangerous word to a relationship with Christ! It is one word that will kill His Spirit and destroy your connection with Him.
Because He did it ALL! He alone IS our confidence! He alone IS our righteousness! It’s all been done, the battle is over – All you need to do is accept that in Faith and rest in His Grace! “His Grace IS sufficient for me!”
Breathe in and say:
“My confidence is”
Breathe out and say:
“In Christ alone”