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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Confident (07/05/07)

TITLE: An Accomplishment That Surprised Me
By Marie McKay
07/06/07


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Being confident is not always easy. Confidence comes at different times and in many different situations. I am a very trusting person so I donít waste any energy concerning myself when others are involved. However, there have been times when my confidence in someone has been disappointing.

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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Jan Ackerson 07/12/07
Thanks for sharing this testimony!

If you ever want to expand it, consider including some dialog, perhaps between you and the oral surgeon...that will add interest and suspense.

A very pleasant read.
Dee Yoder 07/12/07
God knew you would be perfect for the job! Isn't His ways mysterious and wonderful? Thanks for sharing your testimony; it inspired me to have faith that God will help me write since He's called me to do it! :)
Joanne Sher 07/13/07
A very neat, inspirational story. I'd love to see this expanded!
Virginia Gorg07/14/07
This is a great testimony of confidence. I would have liked to have read some of the conversations between you and the dentist. Overall, nicely done.
Marilyn Schnepp 07/18/07
Right on target "confident-wise". Good job, and enjoyed the read. Thanks.