Let's be real. We all will need this at some point... Confidence. That absolute certainty you can BE and DO all Gods designed you for. At some point, our lives will involve some form of growth. Maybe it's a new job, a growing family, pursuing dreams, taking risks or simply responding to God initiatives. With that growth, there are always bigger shoes to fill... greater demands, greater expectations, and the pressures that tag along. You're extremely thankful for the growth, but deep down you are panicking because, sometimes, those shoes are a lot bigger than you can fill.
If that's how you feel, you're in the right spot. That growth you're experiencing in your life is not a curse, it's a blessing. God is only propelling you into your future and all you need is little bit of God confidence to meet you where you're at... Reminding you that you can make it, and you will do so successfully. He will expand your capacity to stand tall on the platforms he's called you to, and the good news is, he will give you everything you need to win.
Here are some thoughts on confidence,
1. Find your ultimate approval in God.
He created your mind, your soul and body. He knows what inspires you, triggers you, motivates you, and what pushes you. He knows your gifts, you abilities, and what hobbies please your soul. He has wired you completely whole and perfect, designing the way you think and the way you process.
Jesus is your greatest believer. You do not have the swim in the opinions of others when you can rest in Gods truths. He is your first and greatest fan, believer of your gifts, and lover of all that you are. Let that be your premise.
2. Take ownership of your inner thoughts
Your inner world consists of your thoughts and emotions. Any thought we think or feeling we feel, we have the power to choose. By directing and redirecting our attention/thoughts/focus on the things that are wholesome, we are exercising our ability to choose what we think. Dr. Caroline Leaf, a speaker and brain doctor, talks about the affects of toxic thinking. Toxic thinking primarily consists of negative thoughts, in which negative thoughts degenerate our bodies and can affects our outward outcomes. Wholesome thinking, and especially thinking wholesome about yourself and your life, has so much power.
Excercise your mind to welcome and keep good and encouraging thoughts.
3. Be a believer in yourself.
Don't depend solely on people to believe in you... Jesus believes in you and so must you. They will never meet your demands or your expectations, even those that love you dearly. No one knows your passions and dreams as well as you do, that is between you and God. And in no way is your future based on the opinions, predictions, or power of others. God is greater than that and needs no help perfecting his plan for your life. Intentional thinking takes work, but it works. Besides Jesus, be your best encourager.