Here is another toughie: What is confidence? Can someone please tell me where I can find more of this magical fairy powder?
I have been thinking about this again and again and again lately. My mind has been a hamster wheel on this subject. I want to unearth more confidence. I want to have that specific swagger that some others have. I want to be comfortable in my own skin. I want to be confident in different areas of my life. I am done with shame and cowering. I am so tired of being insecure.
I want to be confident in my work: I want to know that what I am doing matters. I want to impact people in this short life we have on this Earth.
Confidence, I have learned, is so much more deep rooted than being comfortable with your perfectly waved hair and makeup or how much time you have logged in at the gym. Confidence does not come from being perfectly ok with our situation in life. Confidence comes from knowing whose you are. True confidence, I firmly believe, comes from knowing who you belong to – a true, solid faith in Jesus Christ, the King of the universe.
Because we belong to God, we are secure in him. God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble – Psalm 46:1. We do not have to work or strive because we are nestled in God’s most capable, loving, mighty arms. We do not have to strive for anything because of His completed work on the cross at Calvary. He died so that we could have eternal life.
We have nothing to prove to anyone else because we do not owe anyone anything. We owe God our love and devotion for the rest of our lives because he made a literal way for us. Since we have nothing to prove, we can rest in the fact that we can be comfortable and confident with who we are, and who He created us to be.