As a woman our confident should not come in how we dress, our titles, body shape or how much money we have. Our confident should come from the Lord. Because of our relationships with the Lord, we can ALL walk boldly and confidently each day! I just finished reading a great book by Joyce Meyer’s call The Confident Woman, Start Today Living Boldly And Without Fear. If you have never read this book be sure and pick up a copy. It will empower, encourage and challenge you on many levels.
Check out some secrets from the book:
Secret 1- A confident woman knows that she is loved.
*She does not fear being loved because she knows first and foremost that God loves her unconditionally. To be whole and complete, we need to know that we are loved.
I encourage you to concentrate on those that love you and forget about those who don’t. There are women who feel so bad about themselves that they get involved with men who will hurt them, because they believe that is all they deserve. You need to be around safe people, not people who continue to wound you. God will help you learn to recognize those people if you listen to His wisdom.
I urge you to take a step of faith right now and say out loud, “God loves me unconditionally, and I receive His love!” You may have to say it 100 times a day, like I did for months, before it finally sinks in, but when it does it will be the happiest day of your life. Eph 1:4-5 and 1 John 4:18
Secret 2- A confident woman refuses to live in fear.
“I will not fear” is the only acceptable attitude we can have toward fear. That does not mean that we will never feel fear, but it does mean that we will not allow it to rule our decisions and actions. 2 Tim 2:7 and Hebrews 10:38
We should strive to do everything with a spirit of faith. Faith is confidence in God and a belief that His promises are true. When a person walks in faith, Satan immediately tries to hinder her through many things, including fear.
Faith will cause a person to go forward, to try new things and be aggressive. Fear causes people to bury their talents due to fear of failure, judgement or criticism.
I encourage you to be firm in your resolve to do whatever you need to do, even if you have to “do it afraid!” To “do it afraid” means to feel the fear and do what you believe you should do anyway. The only thing we really need to do is fear God, reverentially.
“It is not our abilities that God desires, but it is our availability He wants. He wants us to see possibilities, not problems. Don’t spend your life thinking, “if only,” you had something else, then you could do something worthwhile. “If only,” is a thief of what could be. “What if,” can be as devastating as “if only.” Negatively anticipating a future experience is potentially more devastating than actually experiencing the problem. Where the mind goes, the man follows. If you pay more attention to your thoughts and choose to think on things that will help you instead of hinder you, it will release God’s power to help you be the confident woman God wants you to be. Think confident and you will be confident!”
***Excerpts taken from: The Confident Woman by Joyce Meyer