All my life I’ve struggled with insecurity. Since childhood, I never felt I measured up. Never enough. Trust me when I say, these feelings and beliefs have marginalized me in so many ways.
Even though I’m now in my forties, and know better, old habits die hard, don’t they?
As I’ve studied the Scriptures on the topic, I’ve been blessed to learn battle tactics from people like Moses, Joshua, and others.
Speaking of Moses, have you noticed how God addressed insecurity in his life?
We see God’s path out of insecurity in His responses to Moses’s arguments.
As you’ll discover in the Choosing Confidence study, God’s responses show that the core answer to our insecurity lies in understanding our God. It’s clear our confidence has to be rooted in the character and nature of God. This is true, rock-solid God confidence!
Daniel 11:32b says, “But the people who know their God shall be strong and carry out great exploits.”
When we know our God, we are strong, not timid or insecure, and we step out and do mighty things. Our faith overcomes our fear. We believe what God says… about Himself and about ourselves.
To help grow in the area of God-confidence, I created a 31-day Scripture challenge.
Introducing the Choosing Confidence Scripture Challenge
For each day during the month, we are looking up a scripture and prayerfully allowing the character of God to shape our understanding and build our confidence.
I’ll be taking the daily scripture and using this simple fill in the blanks template, based on the scripture:
“God is ________________; therefore I am/can ___________________.”
I suggest grabbing a notebook and downloading the Scripture challenge sheet and using the template above to do the same!
I’ve done many challenges on this blog and love them all but I have to say, I’m excited about this particular challenge because the entire thing is rooted in the character of God. I also love it because
1. It’s powerful. We’re injecting truth straight into our insecurity.
2. It’s simple! One verse a day and some meditation.
3. It’s a repetitive exercise, which translates into new habits (in thinking and action).
I believe this one simple thing can be HUGE in addressing fear and insecurity in our lives. Growing and rooting our confidence in the understanding of God is key!
Regardless of when you are starting this challenge, I invite you to post your daily scriptures and insights on Instagram using the hashtag #choosingconfidence. This will help us find and encourage each other. Be sure to tag me in your posts as well so I’m sure to see them!