I think I made the right decision, but what if I didn't?
I had a lot of fun playing the piano, but I'm not very good.
I got a lot of compliments, but I don't deserve them.
I will speak for your meeting, but I may not be very good.
I will play the game, but I'll probably lose.
I didn't even realize how much I say "but" until God revealed it to me. I say it because I am so unsure of myself.
The question God is asking is, "But what?"
Are we supposed to be moving in our strength or God's? I may be unsure of myself, but I can be sure of God! My confidence shouldn't come from my ability. We should be confident in Who God is!
We need to know God. As a husband knows his wife, we need to know God; be intimately acquainted with Him. Love Him for Who he is.
Then our "buts" can become a good thing. We can be like Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego (Dan. 3:17,18) and say with confidence: