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2018.9.9-2 Godfidence Part 1

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In search to answer the question “what’s the difference between arrogance and confidence”, this is what I found:
An arrogant person only feels smart if someone else feels stupid. Their sense of themselves depends on thinking less of someone else. They insist on correcting other people’s grammar or showing them their flaws, as it’s the only way they can feel an approximation of confidence. Arrogance is about intent: its when ability (or perceived ability) is used to look down on others.
A confident person feels competent from the inside out. They use their talents to genuinely try to be of use, or to succeed at the task at hand. They might seek external validation, but they don’t depend on it to define their sense of their ability or nature.
In some cases an arrogant person may have more skill than a confident person, but the confident person will tend to wield whatever abilities they have with more calm control than an arrogant person can.
My issue: I don’t see any God in either of these.
My mom always told me that for my entire life, I’ve felt like I could do anything. Don’t need a volunteer and expect my hand not to go up. Church Easter play, couldn’t read but wanna be Jesus.
I’ve also been guilty of being arrogant. I hate to admit. It was what I had access to. Whose phone number I had. Out of touch with reality.
While you’re looking at me you too! Becuase of what you drive. Where you vacation. That you went to the OTR2. Name brand of the purse you carry.
News flash: Everybody ain’t on your level!
When you have an internal confidence there’s something that’s appealing and attractive.
2 things are drawn to light, other light and bugs!
To be “Godfydent” is to be:
humble and not a brown nose-er
know what you’re talking about but able to keep your mouth shut.
have the answer but pass it along for someone else to state it
it’s a beautiful dance between who you are and what you know BECAUSE of Who you know.
Here’s where I am now. If you can’t take the view I have of myself...the way He views me, you need to work on your view!
Because lights never compete for shine!
News flash: Everybody ain’t on your level!
When you have an internal confidence there’s something that’s appealing and attractive.
2 things are drawn to light, other light and bugs!
News flash: Everybody ain’t on your level!
When you have an internal confidence there’s something that’s appealing and attractive.
2 things are drawn to light, other light and bugs!
Proverbs 28:1 NKJV
1 The wicked flee when no one pursues, But the righteous are bold as a lion.
so easy to literally see this. Ever seen a movie and the police break in? Everyone scatters. The innocent one stands there because he knows “They ain’t got nothing on me!”
Ex criminal “cops stopped me ‘do you have any weapons?’ That I really didn’t!”
Question: Why do righteous act like the wicked?! If you’re innocent and no warrants, why are you running?
There’s a difference in being righteous and being and being righteous and bold
Answer: You are missing an understanding about where your confidence comes from.
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Going to Africa and being up close and personal with lions really gave me not only a new perspective but a greater respect for them and increased my interest in them.

I want to work on your roar!!!

Shout to Marshawn Evans Daniels for copywriting the word “Godfidence” which is why I use Godfydence.
A lion is a lion not because of what he can do, but becuase of what he does.
Revelation: You shouldn’t have to act like you are bold. You should just be bold.

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both males and females, though the male is the one known for his roar

6 Characteristics of the Lion to Think About for Your Leadership

The roar does these things:
it is their way of communicating with each other - heard 5 miles away
heard 5 miles away
looking for each other
letting their group know another group (a pride) is near
to show how big they are…nice reminder
To have Godfydence is to use your voice the right way.

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accused of being lazy. i agreed til i came to understand. Active in am and pm for about 2 hours per day.
why expend energy in the heat?!
App: Some of us are working hard not smart. We push when it’s time to pull. We move when we should sit down.
Patience is boldness
Patience is boldness. You aren’t going to rush me. Isn’t that what Jesus demonstrated. “Jesus they’re out of wine. Woman, my hour hasn’t come!”
To have Godfydence is to be able to wait for something without becoming frustrated.
It’s also a fruit of the Spirit
Galatians 5:22 NKJV
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
longsuffering = patience
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As a leader, there are certain qualities and characteristics of lions that you might find useful to consider - for yourself and your "pride." Let's explore these. 
1. Protective
You don't have to watch very many Discovery Channel shows about lions to see how protective they are - of territory, themselves, their young, and so forth.
As far as being more lion-like, what do you need to be protective of? Protective of yourself? Your money? Your children? Your partner? Your spouse? Your business? Your colleagues? Your position? Your beliefs?
They only protect what they are apart of.
So, exactly what do you need to be protective of?
To have Godfydence is to look out for yours. If you can’t protect it you need to leave it so another lion can.
To be protective is to be ready and willing to fight
Hmm...we know that lions will fight when need be. They don't pick fights but because they are willing to protect their food, their mates, their territory and so forth, they will fight if necessary. What is the one thing you are willing to fight for?
My wife, don’t mess her man or her children
She fights for this church
relationships, Reputation, To be understood

Brave

He’s not called king of jungle for nothing!
Being lion-like means you are brave and courageous. Naturally, you choose when and where to be brave vs. timid, courageous vs. cowardly. We all make choices every day. Look for opportunities today and every day where you can be brave.
It does make a difference, both for you and for others.

Hunters

My wife, don’t mess her man or her children
She fights for this church
relationships, Reputation, To be understood
Reputation, To be understood
To be understood
What is it for you? Really. What are you willing to fight for? The one thing? 📷
4. Hunters
You might be one of the people who is "hunting" for money. You might be hunting for it for your own personal situation or you are hunting money for projects at work or for community needs and the like.
But what else do lion-like folks hunt for?
Go after:
what really makes me happy; to ignore what others feel is successful and find my own success
changes in the path of my career that will also change my personal life...and vice versa
Church folk wait for it to come…Kingdom folk go and get it!!!
Younger generation don’t respect laziness.
What are you hunting? And just like a lion on the savanna, you may or may not find it, but you hunt regardless.

Group Members 

Larger picture they are loners
Just as much as they are the “king” of the jungle they are deeply connected to a group.
“Prides are family units that may include up to three males, a dozen or so females, and their young.”
You don’t get it do you?!?!? You are supposed to be demonstrating the same characteristics that Jesus demo-ed. If you can see a tendency in Jesus that you don’t have you’re leaving something on the table.
The last two - being part of a group (that is, a pride) and also being somewhat loners in the big scheme of things - let's think about these together.
Hosea 5:14 NKJV
14 For I will be like a lion to Ephraim, And like a young lion to the house of Judah. I, even I, will tear them and go away; I will take them away, and no one shall rescue.
As a person who is seeking ways of staying positive, no matter how crazy things are around you, you need to see yourself as being part of a pride - a team, a family, a group, an association, a community - or whatever you might call it. Leaders have to deliberately assemble their group - small or large - that will assist them in their - if I may use this word - survival. Lions aren't part of prides for no reason. There's a reason. You need a "pride" of your own if you are to "survive" in your positive place.
context of Hosea 5
And, here's the other part (at least as my young brain considers this); we are also loners in the bigger scheme of things. What I mean by that is, just as lions are not hanging out with all the other animals but rather hang out - sometimes completely alone - but certainly mostly just with a few other lions, you may need to separate yourself sometimes.
Revelation 5:5 NKJV
5 But one of the elders said to me, “Do not weep. Behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has prevailed to open the scroll and to loose its seven seals.”
2 Corinthians 10:1–3 NKJV
1 Now I, Paul, myself am pleading with you by the meekness and gentleness of Christ—who in presence am lowly among you, but being absent am bold toward you. 2 But I beg you that when I am present I may not be bold with that confidence by which I intend to be bold against some, who think of us as if we walked according to the flesh. 3 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh.
Transition: What does this look like in Scripture?
2 Corinthians 10:1–3 NKJV
1 Now I, Paul, myself am pleading with you by the meekness and gentleness of Christ—who in presence am lowly among you, but being absent am bold toward you. 2 But I beg you that when I am present I may not be bold with that confidence by which I intend to be bold against some, who think of us as if we walked according to the flesh. 3 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh.
Remember:
You don’t have to be it, you are just it. The only lion I’ve ever seen have to get ready to be a lion was the lion in the Wizard of Oz…cause h

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he knew he was missing something. He joined the pride so that he could ask for what he needed to be who he was
2 Corinthians 10:1–3 The Message
1 And now a personal but most urgent matter; I write in the gentle but firm spirit of Christ. I hear that I’m being painted as cringing and wishy-washy when I’m with you, but harsh and demanding when at a safe distance writing letters. 2 Please don’t force me to take a hard line when I’m present with you. Don’t think that I’ll hesitate a single minute to stand up to those who say I’m an unprincipled opportunist. Then they’ll have to eat their words. 3 The world is unprincipled. It’s dog-eat-dog out there! The world doesn’t fight fair. But we don’t live or fight our battles that way—never have and never will.
What you want and what you need you can’t get it from you.
To be declared righteous is to become the miracle.
root word “tsdek” crooked
Application: I don’t have to come with my head hung down.
Shame will leave you bent over. A sorrid past
sleazy, dirty, seedy, seamy, unsavory, tawdry, cheap, debased, degenerate, dishonorable, disreputable, discreditable, contemptible, ignominious, shameful, abhorrent
You will never find it surveying your own resources/righteousness.
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Consider what you need for your own positive leadership and see if some of these lion qualities support you in your goals.

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Did you see who can lay claim to their DNA
the righteous
Philippians 3:8–9 NKJV
8 Yet indeed I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as rubbish, that I may gain Christ 9 and be found in Him, not having my own righteousness, which is from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which is from God by faith;
Phil
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To be declared righteous is to become the miracle.
root word “tsdek” crooked
Application: I don’t have to come with my head hung down.
Shame will leave you bent over. A sorrid past
sleazy, dirty, seedy, seamy, unsavory, tawdry, cheap, debased, degenerate, dishonorable, disreputable, discreditable, contemptible, ignominious, shameful, abhorrent

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Tell them: “The ones who accept my gift will be the ones that get a roar.”
Church folk miss it. You hide behind a veneer. It’s people that haven’t been marked by church that
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