Too many of God’s children are plagued with insecurity and a sense of inadequacy. They have an “omniscience-complex” – they think they need to know EVERYTHING about a subject matter, an assignment, a potential job or promotion, a career move–before they start it.
We must learn to declare in advance what Daniel said (in Daniel 2:23 see below) after God revealed the king’s dream and the interpretation—when the king couldn’t even remember what it was he’d dreamed:
Take time to read this story. It’s my “go-to” passage when I need an answer or solution revealed. Note the number of times Daniel emphasizes “He” in Verses 21-22 when referring to God vs. man.
You don’t need more self-confidence; this is a worldly concept with limited effectiveness; we must always walk in Supreme Confidence knowing that GOD is just looking for somebody thru whom He can show Himself strong (2 Chronicles 16:9).
Here’s the key part of the story; it picks up where the king has ordered all the wise men to be destroyed because nobody can tell him what he dreamed:
Daniel 2:16-23 NKJV
16 So Daniel went in and asked the king to give him time, that he might tell the king the interpretation. 17 Then Daniel went to his house, and made the decision known to Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah, his companions, 18 that they might seek mercies from the God of heaven concerning this secret, so that Daniel and his companions might not perish with the rest of the wise men of Babylon. 19 Then the secret was revealed to Daniel in a night vision. So Daniel blessed the God of heaven.
20 Daniel answered and said: “Blessed be the name of God forever and ever, For wisdom and might are His.
21 And He changes the times and the seasons; He removes kings and raises up kings; He gives wisdom to the wise And knowledge to those who have understanding.
22 He reveals deep and secret things; He knows what is in the darkness, And light dwells with Him.
23 “I thank You and praise You, O God of my fathers; You have given me wisdom and might, And have now made known to me what we asked of You, For You have made known to us the king’s demand.”
Yup! This is my declaration:
“I THANK YOU AND PRAISE YOU, O GOD.. YOU HAVE GIVEN ME WISDOM AND MIGHT AND HAVE NOW MADE KNOWN TO ME WHAT I HAVE ASKED OF YOU!”