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How to build confidence

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Confidence comes naturally to some and in different way. For example, while I have confidence in my God-given abilities my confidence with people wanes. Even though I don’t struggle with this attitude I do have to remind myself I’m in God’s hands and he will always take care of me.

 

Here are a few useful tips to strengthen your confidence and recognize you confidence is in Jesus.*

  1. Create a mental picture of yourself succeeding. Never entertain  thoughts of failure or doubt the reality of your mental picture
  2. Deliberately speak a positive word to cancel out negative thoughts that may creep in
  3. Minimize, don’t amplify, troubles in your mind
  4. Repeat several times a day “if God be for me who can be against me” (Romans 8:31)
  5. Repeat several times a day “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13)
  6. Put yourself in God’s hands and state “I am in God’s hands” then believe you’re receiving all the power you need. Feel the power of the Holy Spirit flowing through you.

Attitude Challenge:

Choose something you find difficult overcoming. What are your fears? What is holding you back? Make a list of steps to overcome and complete the challenge.

Books on a confident attitude

  • Approval addiction – Joyce Meyer
  • Straight talk  on insecurity – Joyce Meyer
  • Catch the sprit of hope – bob Slosser
  • Guide to confident living – Norman Vincent Peale

Verses to meditate on

  • Galatians 2:20 – I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me.
  • 2 Timothy 1:7 – For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love and self-discipline.
  • Philippians 1:6 – Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion.
  • Hebrews 4:16 – Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence
  • 1 John 5:14 – And we are confident that he hears us whenever we ask for anything that pleases him.
  • Hebrew 10:35 – So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded.
  • 2 Corinthians 3:4 – Such confidence we have through Christ before God.

*Based on The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale

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A Confident Attitude

P1110525The next attitude of the mind – a confident attitude – is closely tied to a last month’s attitude – positive attitude as confidence naturally flows from being positive. Just as with being positive confidence also affects the amount of success we have in our lives and as with a positive attitude, a confident attitude comes from our thought life. If you live without confidence you will live a life of mediocrity. A person with low confidence will feel insecure, experience self pity and instability and often live with the mental anguish of perfectionism.

But while we need to have a healthy confidence in what God has given us, we must remember our confidence comes from the Lord.

“Such Confidence we have through Christ before God. Not that we are competent in ourselves to claim anything for ourselves, but our competence comes from God.”  ~  2 Corinthians 3:4-5

“We don’t need self-confidence we need God-confidence”  ~ Joyce Meyer

Don’t forget to check out the Daily Meditations for quotes and Bible verses on attitudes, confidence and fear. Meditate on positive thoughts to guide your thoughts in a positive and confident direction.

Last month as asked the question: What Attitudes Trouble You? Here are the results. These are the “evil twins” to many of the attitudes I’ll cover this year. I will address each of these “soul blockers” over the next year. This month I’ll touch on insecurity.

  • Anxiety 37.5     (a peaceful, calm attitude)
  • Insecurity 25     (confident attitude)
  • Unforgiveness12.5     (attitudes of kindness and mercy)
  • Fear 12.5     (courageous attitude)
  • Doubt 6.25     (attitudes of trust and faith)
  • Too many expectations 6.25     (calm attitude)

A Prayer for Confidence

Jesus, help me to rely on your strength and not succumb to fear, to go boldly into the life you want for me.

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Other Posts in this series: A Confident Attitude:
How to build confidence
Quotes for a Confident Attitude

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Attitude links
Introduction to Attitudes

Attitudes of the mind:
A Positive Attitude (negativity)
A Confident Attitude (insecure)
A Content Attitude (anxious)
A Patient Attitude (impatient)

Attitudes of the heart:
A Joyful Attitude (discouraged)
A Kind and Caring Attitude (depressed)
A Courageous Attitude (fearful)
A Determined Attitude (quitting, distracted)

Attitudes of the spirit:
A Hopeful Attitude (hopelessness)
A Humble Attitude (proud)
A Trusting Attitude (doubt, double minded)
A Peaceful Attitude (frustrated, anxious)