It’s not meant to be a four letter word…yet when many people think of confidence they start to cringe on the inside and shrink as a person. Many of us have been programmed in our lives to compare ourselves to others and try to measure up to societies standards in order to feel that we have worth and value but, that was never God’s plan for you. God’s plan was for you to find your confidence in who He created you to be. He planned for you to come alive in your natural gifts, strengths and abilities and through that you would walk in confidence.
Here are 4 truths that will set you FREE to be confident
1. Who you are and what you are called to do are inseparable. Don’t try to do something in your life that doesn’t fit WHO you are and always bring yourself into whatever it is that you are doing. Never try to be someone you’re not. If you’re a round peg don’t try to fit into a square hole and try to be good at the same things your family or friends are good at. You’ll lose confidence. Not to say you shouldn’t try new things, just don’t try to BE someone else when doing them. Walk in who YOU ARE!
2. Stop looking at all of your faults and flaws and thinking that THAT is what defines you. It’s not. You are hidden in Christ Jesus and THAT is what defines you!
3. Surround yourself with people who believe in you! If you are filling your life with people who put you down and are not encouraging in anyway, you need to separate yourself from the negativity. Set clear boundaries around what you will and will not tolerate in your life.
4. Fill your heart and mind with the TRUTH about who you are in Christ. God’s message of Grace and Truth came in the form of Jesus. You are loved, favored, blessed and anointed because of HIM! The good news is that your worth, value and confidence does not have to based on how good you think you are, but on how good Jesus is!
Whatever it is that you are doing in your life do it knowing that there is only one you! Don’t be afraid to think outside of the box and follow the beat of your own drum! YOU don’t have to be just like anyone else. As a matter of fact you’re NOT SUPPOSED to be just like anyone else!
YOU have a gift to give to all the people God has placed inside your sphere of influence. It’s a gift no one else can give. It’s YOU!
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BIO: Daveda Schmidlin is a former pastor, teacher and speaker turned Stay at Home, Networking Marketing, Homeschooling Mama with a passion for overall health and wellness. Daveda has build a successful, home based business with It Works! Global and her desire is to inspire others to live healthy spiritually, mentally, financially and physically.