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Topic: Confident (07/05/07)
TITLE: An Accomplishment That Surprised Me
By Marie McKay
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In my opinion, self-confidence is developed through our experiences. For example, after being a stay-at-home Mom for 13 years, our family needed some added income. My three boys were in school and I was ready for an activity outside the home. But I also wanted to contribute to our living expenses because our oldest son was in need of braces. I answered an ad in the daily paper that read, ďno experience necessary.Ē The only thing I knew was it was in a dental office. Since I had experience in secretarial work, I assumed it would be front desk, etc. However, during the interview I discovered the oral surgeon wanted an assistant and he wanted to train his own..
I listened as the doctor explained what he expected which sounded rather of bloody to me. Having always been uneasy in the sight of blood, I knew right off that was not the job for me. However, the doctor persuaded me to try it for a month and if I didnít like it or he didnít like me we would part ways. Much to my surprise I really enjoyed learning something new and looked forward to each new day. I stayed in the position for four years and only left because my husband took a position in another state. That experience did more for my self-confidence that anything I had ever done.
Most folks are confident in some areas but not so confident in others. There are many things we can do with assurance that it is the right thing to do. There are situations when we arenít quite sure if we are on the right path. However, there is one person we can always depend on to guide us through the ups and downs of life. When I call on Jesus to be with me I am very confident I have a constant companion.
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