We’ve all heard of confidence, but very few actually have it. We search for confidence in our looks, our jobs, our partners, our friends. It takes work to build ourselves up, especially when it’s so easy to look down on ourselves and whatever we think is wrong with us.
Anxiety can easily hinder our confidence. It can make us sit out on events and say no to invitations. It can make us feel unworthy, alone, and unaccepted.
What if instead of trying so hard to build up a worldly self-confidence, we sought out a heavenly God-confidence?
What is God-confidence and how is it different than self-confidence? Self-confidence is focused on ourselves and what we can achieve, while God-confidence is knowing who God is and what He can achieve.
You can be confident in yourself, but you can also be confident in God, and how He has created us in His image and has given us our own unique gifts that are to be used for His glory. You can have confidence in the fact that He loves you and cares about you. You can fully trust Him. You will build self-confidence when you first seek God-confidence.
Whether it’s your looks, relationship status, work, whatever is hurting your confidence, God can completely turn it around with His truth.
There’s nothing I can do about my anxiety or depression on my own. You have to learn to see yourself how He sees you. Anxiety and all. You are loved.
What else can we be God-confident about? His provisions, His endless love, mercy, and grace. We can be confident that He is in control and that nothing happens without a divine purpose. We can be confident in knowing that He is our true Father who loves us unconditionally more than we can humanly understand. When it seems like no one accepts us, the King of all creation does.
Advice Tip #23: When you know who He is and everything He does, you will only then find who you are. Our true worth is found in God. We will never live up to the world’s expectations. We will never be good enough for the standards of this planet. But to God, we may fall short, but we are still more than enough.
Psalm 139:13-14 (ESV)
13 For you formed my inward parts;
you knitted me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.[a]
Wonderful are your works;
my soul knows it very well.
Thanks for reading,