Replace fear with faith. Sounds like a plan! I know I struggle in some areas of life due to a lack of confidence. I would much rather replace fear and lack of confidence with faith and strong confidence, so I can continue on this life’s journey and fulfill God’s intended purpose and full potential for my life.
Here are your devotions for this final day of January…
“Under-confidence is a condition;
it might even be considered a sickness.
And just like may other sicknesses,
under-confidence is caused by a deficiency
of one thing (confidence) and too much of another (fear).
I refer to fear as an emotional virus
because it begins as a thought,
then affects your emotions and behaviors–
just like a flu virus might invade your body
via handshake or a sneeze,
and then make you feel miserable all over.
Fear is a dangerous virus, because a fearful person
has no confidence and can never reach
her potential in life.
She won’t step out of her comfort zone
to do anything–
especially something new or different.
Fear is a cruel ruler,
and its subjects live in constant torment.
Without confidence, people can never know
and experience true joy.
Ask God today to replace your fear with faith.”
–Joyce Meyer in “The Confident Woman Devotional”
This is a great devotional thought to ponder as January ends and we head into February. Even though I accomplished a decent amount of things from my “Action List” this month, I was still struggling with burdens from the past. I’m ready to take some steps with more confidence toward reaching my potential.
So what are YOUR thoughts?
Have you ever thought about a link between under-confidence and fear? Do you normally feel confident, or do you struggle with lack of confidence?