11 Of the Best Ways to Build Confidence in Christ

Here are some 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-like; I actually suck at being a Christian.

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 a stalwart in 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.

The reality is: I’m not living like I’m confident in 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, you don’t ever want to be confident in yourself, but in Christ’s abilities.

Keeping reading for ways to build confidence in Christ!

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 need to witness God’s presence and power through hard times.

As we recall God’s abilities in our lives and those from the Bible, we can grow in that confident trust.

God becomes the anchor to our soul only after going through the storms of life. (click to tweet)

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.

Confident trust happens when we believe in God more than the doubts that linger around us. (click to tweet)

Prayer is an action step we can practice when doubts start happening. Prayer focuses our attention back on 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 your confidence in Christ!

When You Feel Like a Fraud by Sara 

A Square Peg in a Round Hole World by Brittany

Where is my Confidence? by Jennifer

Where everyone is loved and pursued by Traci

A Fraudulent Pastor’s Wife and a Fanatic by Halee

How To Be A Confident Christian Woman by Valerie

And this mini, free e-course: Who Am I To Do This? by JoDitt

The Secret Of A Confident Christian Woman: 7 Bible Verses To Give You Confidence 

Why Should I Want To Be A Contagious Christian

How To Be A Great Christian Mom

We can be confident not because of what we possess or have, but because Christ is in control, allpowerful, and guiding our lives. Everything that happens to us is because God orchestrates it to happen.

We can be sure what God has started in us will continue to be perfected. 

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  1. Such an important topic, Julie! I find that I constantly waver in the confidence arena. Like you said, one day I feel fairly good about myself, my actions, my productivity, but then the next day I might feel like an utter failure. Being rooted in who Christ says we are, and in His Word, is crucial to living a life of confidence! And yes— knowing God is in control certainly helps!

  2. Having confidence in who we are in Christ is so VITAL to living a victorious life! Thanks for sharing these great resources on this topic. I love that we can build each other up, all over the world, via the internet.

  3. This is so true. I always feel overwhelmed at this time of year. Grades are due for work. Kids are growing and I don’t want to miss it, but I need rest. Hubs needs his time. I need time with God for discernment, peace, and His work. Blogging… Satan would prefer I give up so he takes shots at my ego. The closer I pull to Christ, the more I can hear His voice, learn of Him, and continue to grow in the middle!!

  4. It’s hard to believe there is a purpose for our pain. Without pain, our faith and confidence muscles will atrophy. What a great reminder that God is merely building muscle mass. Well done, my sister.

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  6. Thanks for these reminders. I think a lot of women lack confidence, especially those like myself who grew up without a father figure. I appreciate this article and will return to it; so much good information. Thanks!

  7. How wonderful it is that God is in control and he is our anchor in these chaotic times. Sometimes I forget that and worry about things like the state of the world or one of my family. But I am increasingly focusing on casting my gaze vertically, rather than horizontally around me, so that I am reminded of our Heavenly Father.

  8. Amen, Julie! We can be FULLY, completely control that God is in control now and always and is almighty and all-powerful!

  9. Satan is so good at robbing us of our confidence. He likes to whisper lies into our ear telling us we are not good enough.

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