Wednesday, July 6, 2011

The Confident Woman

I started reading a book by Joyce Meyer called The Confident Woman.  My cousins in California and I are reading it together and discussing it each week on facebook.  Which I am really excited about!  I've only read the first section of the first chapter and so much jumped out to me.  First it says that she believes confidence is all about being positive concerning what you can do - and not worrying over what you can't do.  She mentions that confident people do not concentrate on their weaknesses; they develop and maximize their strengths.  As soon as I read that the Holy Spirit opened my eyes to how I was living.  I always focus on my weaknesses!  I buy books to fix my weaknesses!  I realized I don't know any of my strengths.  Here is an example that was in the book.  You can be a 3 at something and try to fix it so it can move to a 5.  But you have a strength that is an 8 that you could make a 10.  I try to fix the 3! And totally ignore the 8!  One more thing that I realized that is very important in being confident.  Our confidence must be in Christ alone, not in ourselves or other people.  That set me free to be confident!  I mean I've heard all my life to be confident in Christ but this time I heard it I really let it sink in and it clicked.  I've had troubles being confident because I've been so beat down and have had such low self esteem that I thought anything good about myself I was being prideful.  So this new perspective and being confident because your confident in Jesus was very eye opening and freeing!  Hopefully this has helped you some today.  God is doing amazing things in my life right now!  Freeing and healing are just a couple big things!  If you are struggling with anything just know that Jesus is there waiting on you to reach out to Him.  :)

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