Even the most seemingly self-confident among us go through days, seasons and struggles where confidence wanes.
"Who am I to do this?"
The closer I get to people, the more I realize they're a whole lot like me. They get that same little voice whispering in their head that says, "Who the heck are you?" "You don't have what it takes."
We like ourselves; we don't like ourselves.
Do you like yourself today? Are you confident in WHO you are, WHAT you do and HOW you have been called to do it?
Paul the (Romans 7:21-24)
I read that and think:
1. Holy cow! Paul was just like me!
So, what allows inconsistent people like us to persevere and accomplish great things anyway? Some key things we inconsistent types need to know:
1. Know you are called according to God's Purposes.
Paul knew the meaning of his life was bigger than himself. He knew He was part of a bigger picture... a bigger plan. His life was not His own.
Your life is not all about you. Your situation and the fact that you exist is part of God's purposes. Do you believe that?
2. Know your Passion is not an accident.
Paul was passionate about helping others know the great news..... He once murdered those who believed it.
Can you see how passion grows out of some of your deepest mistakes and wounds?
The very think that dogged (or dogs) you may be what delivers others. Your pain and your passion equip you to offer something INCREDIBLY valuable? Do you see that?
When you authentically engage your passion, you find your confidence skyrocketing! Why? You know you have something that you MUST give.... (which relates to #3)
3. Give and You Will Receive... even confidence!
Paul clearly lived to give. He understood Jesus' teaching: "Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.” (Luke 6:38)
I was touched and challenged by blogger Seth Godin's post a few days ago. He wrote:
"Here's conventional wisdom: Success makes you happy. Happiness permits you to be generous.
In fact, it actually works like this: Generosity makes you happy. Happy people are more likely to be successful."
Imagine the confidence that grows when you give away .... even what you want most?
A confident you is the best you! AgreeEven the most seemingly self-confident among us go through days, seasons and struggles where confidence wanes.
A confident you is the best you! Agree?
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