Ps 139:14 – I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made, marvelous are thy works and that my soul knoweth right well.
The most important discovery we can make as individuals, is the discovery of our very own selves. When you discover your value and divine purpose on earth, everything changes for good. The singular reason why many struggle with a lack of self confidence or low self esteem is because they have a false view of themselves and thus feel inadequate or incomplete. For many years in my life, I also struggled with low self esteem. I grew up as a chubby girl from a low income family in Nigeria and sadly, I allowed my outward circumstances determine my self worth. I constantly compared myself to society and media definition of beauty and success. This eroded my confidence making it difficult for me to interact with others or speak in public. All that changed when I discovered this powerful truth:
THE KEY TO UNSHAKEABLE CONFIDENCE, IS UNCONDITIONALY LOVING AND ACCEPTING YOURSELF JUST AS YOU ARE NOW, AND ALSO ACCEPTING GOD’S LOVE FOR YOU!
Understand that you are God’s highest form of creation. You are unique and one of a kind! There’s only one YOU in the entire universe; no one speaks, laughs, or does things exactly like you. Your uniqueness is really what makes you special so stop comparing yourself to others! Know that you are complete in God and even with your so-called imperfections, you are the perfect person for your assignment in life.
Col 2:10 – And ye are complete in him which is the head of all principality and power.
We must learn to live from the inside out; by that I mean, we must program our inward man with the right thougths and words, rather than let outward circumstances and others determine how we feel. While things like proper preparation and a nice oufit can help us feel more confident, we must develop confidence on the inside.
Practice speaking the word of God and complimenting yourself out loud. As you repeat this regulary the words become impressed in your subconsious mind, and you will automatically become confident.
I see you developing unshakeable confidence to achieve your goals as you put these to practice in Jesus name!
Please share your thougths and other ideas you may have about confidence building, so that other readers can benefit as well.
God bless you!