Confidence, for me, is tricky.

Not confidence in general, but confidence as a believer.

Tandem Series Confidence | Dayna Bickham and Dana Pittman


I spent much of my life acquiring skills and building my belief in my ability to bring about a particular result in a given situation.

For example, when I plan to sign up for a half-marathon race I base my confidence on having successfully completed several in the past. Thus, I’d infer that the next one, barring something dramatic, would be no problem.

This I would consider self-confidence.

Coffee and Laughter

Last week I meet a fellow blogger, Dayna. We discussed our lives, families, and ministries plans. We filled the coffee house with boisterous laughter. We even shared a tear or two.

Our growing bond strengthened when we unearth our hang-ups leading to a lengthy discussion about confidence, or lack thereof, of the road ahead.


As my cup sat empty on the wood table covered with a flannel checker board I looked into Dayna’s eyes and shared my attempts to walk on the side of confidence based on God and not self-confidence.

She smoothed the flannel and fidgeted with the frayed ends, listening intently before sharing her similar battle.

To you this may not be tricky. But if you are like us, stick around for the next week as Dayna Bickham at A Year in the Spiritual Life and I address this issue of confidence.

Faith is a living, daring confidence in God’s grace,
so sure and certain that a man could stake
his life on it a thousand times.
– Martin Luther


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This tandem series on CONFIDENCE is a joint effort between Dana Pittman and Dayna Bickham. Both Dana and Dayna blog about life, grace, and God’s love and plan for you. To follow this series, visit here to learn more.

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Question: Do you plan to follow the series? If so, what would you like to read about?

  1. Lois 9 years ago

    I look forward to this series. I know I lack confidence in so many areas!

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      Dana Pittman 9 years ago

      Awesome. Visit Dayna’s blog. She started the first post this morning. 🙂

      • Lois 9 years ago

        I plan to. I saved a shortcut to my desktop. 🙂

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