Believe it or not, many Christians struggle with self-confidence. This is amazing to me considering the message of the Bible. Even though Christ’s message assures us a loving relationship with our Heavenly Father, many people still struggle with truly believing in themselves. They can't fully embrace the perfection that they have through the finished work of Christ.
Other believers struggle with self-confidence because of old religious ideas that die hard. After years being called a “sinner” and having their human faults pointed our week after week by well-meaning but misguided preachers, they are afraid to believe in themselves. They feel as if they should beat themselves up as much as possible in order to please God. In this condition, they will never do great things for God.
Other people have never believed in themselves, plain and simple. Never! Sadly, until they are ready to accept a message like the one you are ready to hear, they will always flounder in their faith.
The Bible says in Hebrews 10:35-36 “Therefore do not cast away your confidence, which has great reward. For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise.” Then in Ephesians 2:10 Paul reminds the church, “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.” And then again in Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
These and other verses should encourage us to believe in ourselves…
Confidence is NOT arrogance!
Confidence is NOT pride!
Confidence is NOT conceit.
The kind of confidence we enjoy is based upon what God has done for us and what He says about us. That’s why the Hebrew writer says “Therefore do not cast away your confidence, which has great reward. For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise (Hebrews 10:35-36).”
In this video blog we will examine the Fourth Element of Faith – Confidence. This teaching is based upon how God sees us as His children and how we should, therefore, see ourselves. At the end of the message, I share 7 practical suggestions how you can improve your self-confidence. So watch it all the way through! I hope you enjoy it and may your faith increase as you walk in greater confidence!