Inside: Here are 11 best ways to build confidence in Christ and stop living like the waves of the sea but rather as a confident Christian woman.
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How would you rate your confidence on a scale of 1-10, with 10 being super confident?
Here’s a quiz if you want to see just how confident of a person you are:
Somedays I feel confident in my role as a Christian wife and mom, and the next day, I feel like a complete failure. Problems happen and my default is not Christ-
If I’m transparent, this is how my faith is too.
I want to firmly anchor myself to Christ, His blessings, and promises held within the Bible, and I want to be stalwart to whatever comes my way in life. The honest truth is: I’m like the waves of the ocean.
Not quite sure if I’m coming in or going out. I’m not really sure who my allegiance is for, myself or God.
Reality is: I’m not living like I’m confident to Christ the majority of the time.
I want to be so much better and more steadfast in Christ no matter what’s happening. So far I give myself a “D.”
Here’s the deal if you’re a Christian, we don’t ever want to be confident in ourselves, but in Christ’s abilities.
Satan Wants to Take Our Confidence
The problem is: we have an enemy that is hell-bent on getting us to be confident in the fact that God isn’t for us. The devil wants us to forget who we are in Christ.
Satan wants to destroy our confidence, take our crown, and damage our character. Basically, The Liar wants to do everything in his power to keep us from the purpose and plans of God.
What I have failed to see up until now is God uses Satan to get His purposes fulfilled (otherwise God would have already sent the Father of Lies to the lake of fire).
God gives Satan permission as He did with Job to help make us more into who God wants us to be.
See how God can use what is meant to destroy us for our good…let that sink in.
Those who have strong confidence in God can expect to see stronger attacks by the enemy. Friend– this isn’t a bad thing or a scary thing. It just means that Satan knows what a threat you are.
Remember, Jesus came to send the Liar to Hell for eternity. So in just a little time, Satan will have coming to him what he deserves.
We Can Be Confident in Christ Because:
- God is in control.
- Jesus came to destroy Satan.
- Satan needs permission from God to inflict his destruction.
- Victory is already secured through Christ.
Confidence Grows As We Grow in Faith
I’d love to already be confident in Christ and have all the hard work already done, but growth doesn’t work that way.
In order to grow in confidence, we
As we recall God’s abilities in our lives and those from the Bible, we can grow in that confident trust.
Through hard times, our faith has a chance to gain muscle mass, and doubts are removed when we see how God was with us and brought us through.
Prayer is an action step we can practice when doubts start happening. Prayer focuses our attention back to God and off of our circumstances. Here are 5 more ways to boost your confidence.
(James 1:6-8, MSG).
5-8 If you don’t know what you’re doing, pray to the Father. He loves to help. You’ll get his help, and won’t be condescended to when you ask for it. Ask boldly, believingly, without a second thought. People who “worry their prayers” are like wind-whipped waves. Don’t think you’re going to get anything from the Master that way, adrift at sea, keeping all your options open.
11 Best Ways to Build Confidence in Christ
Here is a list of resources to give you more information and ways to grow in your confidence in Christ!
When You Feel Like a Fraud by Sara
A Square Peg in a Round Hole World by Brittany
Imperfect, Not Inadequate by LaTasha
Where is my Confidence? by Jennifer
Where everyone is loved and pursued by Traci
How To Be A Confident Christian Woman by Valerie
And this mini, free e-course: Who Am I To Do This? by JoDitt
We can be confident not because of what we possess or have, but because Christ is in control,
We can be sure what God has started in us will continue being perfected.
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