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”
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.
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?