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Overcoming Insecurity and Lack of Confidence – August 4 Inspiration

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Overcoming insecurity and lack of confidence. Sometimes we become so overwhelmed with everything going on around us, we feel insecure and lose confidence in ourselves or in our ability to ever move forward and accomplish our goals. Instead of allowing negativity to overcome us, we need to concentrate on those “baby steps” and recognize progress in small chunks. Every step counts! It’s a matter of redirecting our focus on what we CAN do, one step at a time, rather than on what we can NOT do–kind of like a decluttering job, when we need to tackle one box, one drawer, one pile at a time, instead of getting overwhelmed by the entire room and giving up.

 

 

So onto today’s inspirational, motivational thought.

 

“A lot of people never do anything

because they cannot do everything.

They are negative people who concentrate

on what they cannot do,

instead of seeing what they can do

and then doing it.

If you confidently step out and do your part,

God will surround you with people

who have the gifts and abilities that you don’t have.

However, when people lack confidence,

quite often they cannot receive

help from other people.

Insecurity and a lack of confidence

will steal the wonderful life

that God has planned for you.

It causes us to be jealous of and resent those

whom we should appreciate.

Pray: Lord, You have designed me

with gifts and abilities

to develop and use in service with others.

Keep me from being jealous of others,

and help me to enjoy the journey. Amen.”  

–Joyce Meyer in “The Confident Woman Devotional”  

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My reflections:

 

I confess that I have suffered from insecurities and lack of confidence for a long time…TOO long! I really need to make this change in focusing on what I can do, using the gifts God has given me to fulfill the purpose He has orchestrated for my life.

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So what are YOUR thoughts?

 

Do you suffer from insecurities and lack of confidence?

 

Have you discovered strategies to deal with insecurity and instill confidence so you can accomplish your goals?

 

 

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21 Comments

  1. tara pittman

    Small victories help me to succeed more. Now to work on big ones.

    05 . Aug . 2016
  2. Sarah Buchanan-Smith

    Lovely post. So nice to hear you speak about baby steps. Just what I needed today. Thanks.

    05 . Aug . 2016
  3. Melanie Smith

    Loving everything about myself is one of my strategies. And I think it is the most important.

    05 . Aug . 2016
  4. Chei

    Be yourself!

    05 . Aug . 2016
  5. Anthea O'Neill

    This is a massive problem with me too! The lack of confidence holds me back a lot. Looking forward to your next post.

    05 . Aug . 2016
  6. Helen Collier

    Oh yes – this resonates with me. Keep on taking steps

    05 . Aug . 2016
  7. Kevin Arrow

    I think most suffer with being insecure at times, I tend to look at past achievements and that helps overcome any wobble

    05 . Aug . 2016
  8. Robin Rue (@massholemommy)

    I have never struggled with a lack of confidence. That must be a real struggle for people who don’t have much.

    05 . Aug . 2016
  9. Elizabeth O.

    We must never forget to remind ourselves about our strengths, it is what makes us feel more confident to do more things in life! It’s definitely something that we need especially during tough times.

    05 . Aug . 2016
  10. Amy Jones

    Sometimes is almost impossible not to feel insecure, sometimes things get really overwhelming and we get overly anxious thinking about the things to come…but it’s all about being able to get over all this and find our strength

    05 . Aug . 2016
  11. William Sweeney

    I love this!! Even though we try every one is human and we have moments of insecurity and self doubt. Small victories can do a lot for us.

    05 . Aug . 2016
  12. Heather Pfingsten

    I am working on overcoming my issues with confidence. Insecurity has always played a role in my life since I was younger and once you become an adult, some things seem more difficult to battle. One day at a time, one step at a time, it’s all a learning lesson with curves. Yes!

    05 . Aug . 2016
  13. Sandy KS

    I do suffer from insecurities and lack of confidence. I pray to God when I have these to help me along my way. I feel a peace come over me knowing God is helping me with these things when I pray.

    05 . Aug . 2016
  14. Echo

    I have always suffered and still do suffer for a lack of self confidence and insecurity. It is a constand work in progress.

    05 . Aug . 2016
  15. Julia

    Honestly, this was just what I needed today. I am so insecure about everything and horribly afraid of the future at the moment. And no, I don’t have a strategy but this made me realise I need one. I need to find my baby steps…

    05 . Aug . 2016
  16. Leigh Anne Borders

    I have learned over time to accept myself and what I am. Knowing that God accepts me just as I am was a real eyeopener! It helped me to see that the opinion of others is not what matters.

    06 . Aug . 2016
  17. Karlyn Cruz

    When I was growing, I experienced lack of confidence but as I mature I learn to accept myself and be confident enough to face the world.

    06 . Aug . 2016
  18. Rosey

    I used to have them. Now I should because I’m def no longer set in life, but I feel shielded from them, for now. I hope that stays. I like it.

    06 . Aug . 2016
  19. Kathy Kenny Ngo

    For me, insecurity is not a good sign. We must learn to overcome insecurity. I know it is hard, but we should.

    07 . Aug . 2016
  20. Karlaroundtheworld | Karla

    It’s always not easy when you’re battling with lack of confidence and I’ve suffered a lot of that when I was growing up with peers, classmates and colleagues. There’s always a very positive source out there that will help you bring your head up.

    08 . Aug . 2016
  21. Fatima

    We’ve all struggled with something in our lives. Lack of confidence is a tough one. As a young adult, I found myself questioning myself and whether or not I was headed in the right path in my career. I love that you’re looking to focus on the positives in your life. That’s the key to getting through all of these thoughts. Good luck, and please keep us posted on your progress.

    08 . Aug . 2016

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