I have learned that this ten letter word known as, "Confidence" is important in my walk with Christ. However, I have also learned that my confidence cannot be found in my self worth, value, or even dictated by how others treat me. Truth be told, my confidence is found in God. Why? Because He is my creator, my redeemer, my healer, and so much more. The problem with having self confidence is that you're not stable enough to maintain this feeling of, "I can do this all by myself". When I have my confidence rooted in Jesus, I understand that no matter what, He is on my side and that I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength. (Philippians 4:13) This is what's known as "Godfidence"--solely trusting and having faith in God to do whatever it is He has called me to do.
In the past, I would find my confidence in clothes, shoes, weaves and extensions, and however others treated me. God is always reminding me that having confidence in Him will lead to peace, joy, and love. I believe the biggest struggle that I faced was that I always wanted for people to stamp their approval on myself or whatever I had accomplished. The reality is, God has already approved me. I want to encourage you and help you to understand that your confidence can be found in Jesus Christ as well. This can be one of the most liberating moments in your life if you place your confidence in God versus the various things in this world.
"My confidence is found in Christ.
And with Christ , I can do all things.
I speak with confidence.
I walk with confidence.
I will be who God has called me to be.
I will not allow fear or the opinions of others to hold me back from what God has called me to do.
I allow my confidence to be rooted in my relationship with God, and not in the things of this world.
Today, I will do great things in His name.