“For You are my hope; oh Lord God, You are my trust from my youth and the source of my confidence.”
What do you do when…..
- life is coming down hard on you?
- you are worried or afraid?
- you are challenged with something of great importance?
- you aren't sure about yourself?
Sometimes I am faced with a new circumstance or challenge that frightens me to death! Will I be good enough, will I express myself in the right way, and will I succeed? I consider myself a pretty confident person, but I think I often let the opinion of others and the challenges in front of me outweigh my abilities and limit the potential that God has created in me. Does this sound familiar? Sometimes it is easier to just back off, and that’s when we begin to drift and coast along in the wilderness ignoring God’s purpose in our lives. That’s when we start feeling unfulfilled, and our lives will remain in the wilderness until we understand and submit to the heart and goal of the God who is in control of everything that touches our lives. Just like a garden that has great potential for growth and beauty, we can also blossom and grow if we make room in our hearts and minds to trust in His strength and look beyond everyone and everything that disables us to see ourselves as God sees us.
“We may all face times when our wings feel clipped, or where we experience difficult flight, where we would rather just sit and recoup. But life is to be lived feathers not to be stuck on a solely branch, to grasp each moment and enjoy it for all we can.” (Catherine Pulsifer~Fly Again and Soar)
Lacking self-confidence is all too familiar for some of us, and we struggle with it to some degree. The purpose of God is to make us stronger with an unshakable confidence, and to be successful in our lives, our confidence must originate from the right source! God believes in us even if we don’t believe in ourselves, and even when we are facing some pretty hard things in life (and it’s easier to just sit on the sidelines and watch), confidence will open the doors and free us from countless hours of wasted worry. By choosing to trust God no matter what, we can say and believe that in any situation we can accept ourselves as we are and grow to become the person He wants us to be.
“For the Lord will be your confidence and will keep your foot from being caught.” (Proverbs 3:26)
~Linking up with Joan to share His beauty~