SUNDAY APRIL 12
So we take comfort and are encouraged and confidently and boldly say, The Lord is my Helper; I will not be seized with alarm [I will not fear or dread or be terrified]. What can man do to me?— Hebrews 13:6 (AMPC)
From the book The Confident Woman – by Joyce Meyer
the Bible, James 1:5–8 teaches us that God cannot answer the prayers of a double-minded person, because He responds to our faith, not our fears.
Self-doubt is fear—fear of making mistakes or doing the wrong thing. People who struggle with self-doubt often feel totally wrong about themselves. They carry a deep-rooted shame and just can’t seem to accept themselves or have confidence in their ability to make decisions.
Probably right about now you may be thinking, “Well, Joyce, I really can’t help how I feel. I wish I felt confident, but I just don’t.”
What I am getting ready to say to you may be one of the most important things you’ve ever heard in your life—are you ready?
You don’t have to feel confident to be confident!
To live in victory, each of us must—and can—learn to live beyond our feelings. I have learned that I can feel wrong and still choose to do what is right. I’ve also learned that I don’t have to feel confident to present myself in a confident manner. Now that’s freedom!
Prayer Starter: Father, I’m so tired of allowing my feelings (especially shame and self-doubt) to hold me back. Please help me trust You to be and provide what I don’t have. Thank You for being my confidence! In Jesus’ Name, amen.