We are sometimes buffeted by certain winds of life that make us stressed, worried and fearful. These winds no matter how long they last blow away the confidence of so many. Many later realize that fear and worry has become second nature to them and they transport these same feelings into all that they do. A little voice constantly gives them a reason to be fearful and worrisome about their circumstances. This voice is no respecter of persons! The end result is that a lot become timid, unsure of themselves and their faith. They constantly seek validation and approval of their friends, families, bosses, spouses and colleagues in order to feel relevant. Friend, this is not of God. They mask the timidity with shyness. There is a need to shut out that voice once and for all so you can be who you have been created to be. As a child of God, one thing you must be confident about is that God is at work in you to will and to do of His great pleasure (Philippians 2:13). From the day you said yes to the Lord, “…He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ” (Philippians 1:6). Therefore, remind yourself of this on a daily basis. God is in control of your life and your approval is not dependent upon any human but upon God Himself (2Timothy 2:15). Remind yourself, friend that God has been there from the very beginning and the conclusion of the matter will bring Him greater glory as long as you remain in Him. Walk deliberately in this faith and see God do wonders on your behalf. Let go of worry and timidity they are not the qualities of a true child of God. Just as our Father is fearless and bold so are we on this earth in Jesus Name. You are free from all that has held your mind bound in Jesus Christ Name. God bless you.