In today’s post I want to address the issue of confidence. I think it’s such an important topic to address because our confidence can often times make or break us. It’s our self-assurance, it’s our assertiveness, and it makes us bold in our beliefs.
I want to talk about confidence as it pertains to the Bible. I’m learning more and more that the biblical perspective for life is really the most important and it’s only one I’m really interested in.
So let’s just dive in! 🙂
Proverbs 3:26 says, “For the Lord shall be thy confidence, and shall keep thy foot from being taken.”
This verse says that the Lord shall be our confidence. How great is that?! We don’t even need to worry about being confident ourselves because He will do it for us!
I actually took the liberty to look up what google’s definition of confidence is. It’s the feeling or belief that one can rely on someone or something; firm trust. It also says that it is a feeling of self-assurance arising from one’s appreciation of one’s own abilities or qualities.
I agree with the first part of it, I think that confidence brings us to rely on someone, on God. But the part about self-assurance because of our own abilities or qualities? That’s a recipe for failure. I know that personally, every time I look inward at my own abilities or qualities that I’m setting myself up for failure. I am a flawed, imperfect, selfish creature and if I look to myself for confidence, for that firm trust that everything will work out, or think that I can do it on my own, that I’m strong enough, I know I will fail.
I can’t look to myself, I have to look to God, to the same God who created the world and made each of us for a specific purpose. I have to find my confidence in Him, because I know that He’s the one in control, He’s the one pushing the buttons, He’s the only one who can help me.
And the best part of it is that He wants to help me! He doesn’t want to just leave me stranded, He wants to guide me through. And He will give me the confidence I need in life. He will be my confidence as long as I put my trust and faith in Him. I have to submit to Him all the way though.
Let me just tell you guys, the confidence that the Lord brings is so great! I’m experiencing it little by little as I grow in my walk with Him, and it’s the coolest thing! I feel like I’m looking at my insecurities and waving goodbye to them. I’m so grateful to have found my worth in Him! I tried to look so many other places, including myself, and nothing worked. I failed every time.
But the confidence that the Lord gives through a relationship with Him is honestly the greatest thing!
I hope y’all enjoyed my thoughts on this! Thanks for reading along! 😀