Hello everyone!  I just recently recorded a new podcast on Spreaker titled Confidence!  The inspiration for this particular episode actually came from a video series I have been sharing on my Real Talk Radio Facebook page called Hope For Healing.  I was taking a look at how I believe our confidence in God is an important factor in being able to hold vision, and that vision is closely tied into our ability,  not only to hope,  but to carry that hope on into the future.  Here are a few excerpts from the podcast:

“In Hebrews 11 verse 1 from the NIV it says,  ‘Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.’  This illustrates to me that our faith and hope are really tied in with being able to have conviction and confidence about things that are not yet seen!  In order for us to continue to have faith and hope, as well as carry vision for the future,  I felt God was showing me that confidence is really key to our being able to carry vision!  I was listening to Steven Furtick recently and he was talking about how we need to not lose our confidence, and in Hebrews chapter 10 verse 35 (NIV) it says,  ‘So do not throw away your confidence,  it will be richly rewarded.’  This got me thinking about why and how we might lose our confidence,  and I believe it was Steven Furtick again, who said that broken expectations and unexpected outcomes can affect our ability to trust.  This led me to the conclusion that when our trust has been broken this can often break down our confidence as well.”

If you would like to hear the podcast in its entirety,   please be sure to tune into the full episode on Spreaker where I share how I believe our confidence can be renewed and restored! You can find me on Spreaker at Real Talk Radio,  just look for Podcaster SMills!  I look forward to being back with you again soon!