Are you feeling uncertain about yourself today?

This is Vince Miller.

Our text today is from 1 Timothy 4:12. It reads:

Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, and in purity. — 1 Timothy 4:12

When we are about to try something new, we can meet with feelings of uncertainty. This is because we’ve never taken the steps. So at these moments, it’s good to have an experienced man show us the way, which is what Paul is doing right here with his young protege Timothy. Timothy feels uncertain, so Paul strengthens his certainty by suggesting two actions.

The first action is to stop. He must stop comparing himself to others because uncertain men who listen to the voices of self-comparison and self-disqualification never start. Instead, they stall. And if they stall too long, they’ll stop rather than start.

The second action is to set. He must set his character by giving attention to things like his speech, conduct, love, faith, and purity. Paul understands that character matters even more in those moments of uncertainty. Because uncertain moments present a test. A test that proves who we really are. And giving attention to our character is far more important than what we know or don’t know. It’s even more important than what we do right or might do wrong. A man whose character is set will always take action from the right motivation, which proves the message.

So how about you?

How are you feeling today? Are you feeling a little uncertain? Develop your certainty. Stop listening to the voices of self-comparison and self-disqualification. Then set your character to God’s will, and then take the next step. We desperately need Godly men who are willing to step into uncertain moments because people need to hear about unchanging God.

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And live all in for him who lived all in for you.

ASK THIS: Do you need to stop comparing, set your character, or start speaking to live with certainty?

DO THIS: Choose one and act with certainty.

PRAY THIS: God, give me the courage to confess my uncertainty and act with certainty.

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5 thoughts on “14 All In Verses For Men | Certainty

  1. gonzalo says:

    Thanks brother Vince!

    This is been my prayer for me, for my church brothers, and those still to come into the Family… “We desperately need Godly men who are willing to step into uncertain moments because people need to hear about unchanging God.”

    Thanks for all your work for the Lord! May He bless you and your family for letting have your time and a portion of your heart!  🙏 

  2. John Parish says:

    Hello Vince,
    Love the All In Verses!!!
    I am wondering if there is a way to post
    these verses on your site so my guys
    Can download and print as a handy
    resource and reminder…

    Thanks Brother!!

  3. Les Jones says:

    Thank you so much for your daily devotionals. They are a part of my morning devotion time and your messages are usually very timely exactly what I need that day. Please know the Lord is using your online ministry, and if it is speaking to me, I know others are benefiting as well. I pray God continues to use you and to bless you mightily as you continue in His service.

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