Topic:Success comes in cans, not can’ts.
Can confidence become a habit, or is it something that we must wait to feel? I firmly believe we can become habitually
confident. What is confidence? It is the belief that you are capable and able to do whatever it is that needs to be done.
The world calls it self-confidence, but God’s Word calls it confidence in Christ. If my confidence is in me, I am likely to be regularly disappointed in my ability to perform or remain stable, but if my confidence is firmly planted in Christ, I can be assured that He will always remain the same.
I have strength for all things in Christ Who empowers me [I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him Who infuses inner strength into me; I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency]. Philippians 4:13
This is a Scripture verse that I turn to frequently to remind myself that through Christ, I can do whatever I need to do in
life. I think we do need to be reminded because there are lots of people ready and waiting to tell us what we can’t do and
what we are not. Sally Field said, “It took me a long time not to judge myself through someone else’s eyes.” Let’s stop giving
others consent to make us feel inferior, and let’s believe what God says about us in His Word.
What does He say? Here are five things He says that will encourage you.
1. You are loved perfectly and completely (I John 4:16– 18).
2. You are accepted and will never be rejected by Him if you believe (John 3:18).
3. You have talents and abilities (Romans 12:6).
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4. God created you uniquely and you should not compare yourself with others (Psalm 139:13–16).
5. You can do whatever you need to do through Christ and not be afraid of failing (Philippians 4:13).
I chose these five things because they have all ministered to me greatly in my own life. I was insecure and lacked true confidence for the first forty years of my life, but believing God’s Word has given me confidence and a new life. It will do the same thing for you.
Merely reading the Scriptures above did not initially change me. I had to learn to think them over and over in my mind and speak them out of my mouth. I have looked at them hundreds if not thousands of times and let them soak into my consciousness.
They have renewed my mind and changed me and my attitude about myself and my relationship with God. I now have the confidence habit, and you can have it too. We can either believe what God says, or we can believe what we.think and what people say. I think God is the best and most