Grace and peace be unto you.
A Word of Encouragement.
A lack of self-confidence can limit our level of success. If our self-confidence needs a boost, we need not worry because our Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ will help us. The Bible says that King Solomon needed a discerning heart and Moses wanted someone to help him deliver God’s message. They shared their desires with God and he fulfilled them (1 Kings 3:12; Exodus 4:10-16). What do you need to improve your self-confidence? Have you talked to God about it?
Believing in Jesus Christ and having great self-confidence go hand in hand. But sometimes that is not the case. There are instances when we allow unpleasant experiences to negatively affect our self-confidence. Some examples are failing an exam, divorce, bullying, and illness. When we have low self- confidence, we do not have a realistic view of ourselves. Furthermore, our thoughts are negatively skewed that is, we focus on negative thoughts and the “bad side” of situations. Nonetheless, the Bible encourages us to think positive thoughts (Philippians 4:8). Therefore, it is recommended that we put corrective measures in place to overcome low self-confidence and increase our positive thoughts.
The Bible says, “But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.” (John 14:26). When we invest time in studying God’s Word, the Holy Spirit will remind us of the pertinent Scripture as the need arises. Not so long ago, I recall considering my options about a matter and got confused in the process. Interestingly, the Holy Spirit reminded me that God is not the author of confusion. Thus, I was motivated to eliminate the confusion and make a decision. Our receptiveness to the Holy Spirit helps us to obey God’s Word thereby improving our self-confidence.
5 Bible verses that can help you to restore or improve your self-confidence:
- “I can do all things through him who strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13).
- I am fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139:14).
- I am made in the image of God; I have intelligence, creativity, and free will (Genesis 1:27).
- God has a plan for my life, “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future” (Jeremiah 29:11).
- I will meditate on God’s Word and everything I do shall prosper (Psalm 1:3).
Jesus promised that he will be with us always even unto the end of the world (Matthew 28:20). When we genuinely believe that the All-Powerful God is with us, we know that he will meet our needs and protect us, therefore we exude self-confidence. The psalmist says, “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble” (Psalm 46:1). Trials are a part of life hence we will encounter difficult circumstances, but we have the assurance that God will help us. We know this because he has helped us in the past and we have heard others testify of his goodness. Moreover, the Bible tells us about his love and faithfulness, “Your steadfast love, O Lord, extends to the heavens, your faithfulness to the clouds” (Psalm 36:5).