The word confidence means a feeling of self-assurance arising from one’s appreciation of one’s own abilities or qualities. But what happens when you’re not convinced about—you?
I’ve been there so many times it’s not funny.
There’ve been times that I’ve questioned whether my own abilities are enough to see my life through. Can I parent these kids, really? Can I keep this marriage together, really? Am I able to handle all of the responsibilities my career demands, really? On and on the “feeling of self-assurance” just isn’t there.
So then I turn my confidence switch in me off. And turn my confidence in God, on.
Through the years I’ve learned that I will never feel confident enough in myself. I just don’t have what it takes all the time to be all that I have to be. But through Christ—well now that’s a different story! It’s amazing to me how faithful God is. He’s always there, walking right beside us, comforting us and leading us through our valleys of darkness.
What valley are you in right now that may be sucking your confidence dry? We’re going to talk about this as we continue our final thoughts about unplugging.
I am doing everything I can to ensure that you are empowered, educated, equipping and encouraged to live your absolute best life to the fullest! As you journal this week, think long and hard about switching your confidence in you off, and turning on your confidence in God.
Reflection for this week:
Scripture: “Your rod and your staff they comfort me.” Psalm 23:3