3 Keys to Confidence
Have you ever had a moment where life makes you doubt yourself? You don’t just doubt your decisions, but you question whether you’re even worth it. You find yourself asking, am I worth loving? Does anybody really know me? Am I important?
The answer to all of those questions is yes. Now let me ask you a question. Who are you?
How did you answer that question? Did you answer with a job title? Did you say “mom” or “wife?”
Here are 3 things you need to know to build lasting confidence.
Key # 1: Confidence is Built on Something
Confidence doesn’t just appear out of thin air. It has to be built on something. What’s your confidence built on? Is it your career? Your relationship? Your reputation? (That’s right, I’m talking to you, Ms. Nice Girl).
Let me tell you, those are all unstable foundations. You can be on top of the world when those things are going well, but if you lose them, you lose your confidence.
Are you in that place today? It’s time to re-build on the solid foundation of Jesus.
Jesus is whole, and strong, and beautiful. And if you have accepted Jesus as Lord in your life, then you are those things too. Even if you don’t feel it right now.
She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future. -Proverbs 31:25 (NLT)
Key # 2: You Must Belong
We are made to belong. When you’re born, you belong to your parents. Then when you get a little older you start to make friends, and there’s a sense of belonging there. Then you start dating and you want to belong to your boyfriend. And when he pops the question, that’s the best feeling because you know you’ll belong to him forever.
Well darling, guess what? You do belong. You belong to your heavenly father who made you with love and care.
For we are God's masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago. -Ephesians 2:10 (NLT)
Key # 3: You Choose to Keep It or Give It Away
Confidence has already been given to us. When Christ died for us on the cross, he was saying we’re worth it. When we accept his sacrifice and invite him into our hearts, we get all of him, including his confidence.
Do you think through all the suffering Jesus endured that he doubted who he was? Do you think when people tried to tell him that he wasn’t the son of God that he believed them?
Of course not!
Like Jesus, you need to know who you are and whose you are and hold on to that confidence with all of your might. Financial security may go away, relationships may fall apart, but you DON’T let go of your confidence.
So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. -Hebrews 10:35(NIV)
So I’ll ask you again. Who are you?