Insecurities impact our lives in a host of negative ways. They keep us from enjoying healthy relationships. They rob us from reaching our full potential. If we want to live our best lives, we need to learn to live confidently.
Confidence is a huge asset.
So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised. For, “In just a little while, he who is coming will come and will not delay.” And “But my righteous one will live by faith. And I take no pleasure in the one who shrinks back.” But we do not belong to those who shrink back and are destroyed, but to those who have faith and are saved. Hebrews 10:35-59
We do not belong to those who shrink back! We can hold on to our confidence, but where does confidence come from in the first place?
Here are the 3 Be’s of confidence:
How you Behave – When you make good decisions, you are flooded with confidence as you enjoy the good fruit of your good choices. When you make bad decisions, sin produces shame and inferiority. And you have to live with the consequences of those bad choices. Don’t worry if you’ve already messed up, that’s where grace comes in! Confidence can be rebuilt as you move forward with wise behavior.
Who you Befriend – A lot of the value we receive, and how we perceive ourselves comes from the words of our peers. When we hear positive words from the people in our lives our confidence grows. When we hear negative words, the effects can be devastating. Show me your friends and I’ll show you your future.
What you Believe – The level of confidence you live with has everything to do with what you believe. If you really believed what the Bible teaches about your identity and purpose, your confidence would be through the roof.
You are created in God’s image. You are the son or the daughter of God. You are royalty. You are holy. You are a new creation. When you believe that, you will throw your shoulders back, hold your head up high, put a smile on your face and walk in godly confidence.