Do you ever doubt yourself? I imagine there are probably times when we have doubted ourselves at some point. Mr Elliott told a story on Friday of how when he was in a music lesson when he was younger, he didn’t put his hand up even though he was certain he knew the answer. I know that I am someone who usually checks things with people rather than necessarily trusting in myself.
As we continue to look at the value of faith, and faith being the confidence in someone, this week we are considering having faith in ourselves. Jason Pockrandt said
“Anything is possible once you believe you are worthy of achieving it”
This is quite challenging, because we probably all limit ourselves. Why don’t we put our hands up in lessons? Because we are worried we’ve got the wrong answer, or because we’re worried what other people will think of us. We need to have confidence in ourselves, believe that we deserve to achieve it, and then we really do have a chance. Obviously other people help along the way by having confidence in us, and encouraging us, but we are the ones, ultimately who make the decisions that enable us to achieve things, or stop us from even trying.
Within Christianity there is a belief that God created us in His image, and that he has plans for us. A faith in God, helps to have faith in yourself. To see yourself through God’s eyes rather than the eyes of society, or your own eyes; trusting that it’s all part of the plan, and that no matter what happens it will result in good eventually. Well, that gives a lot of backing and support, and builds your confidence and trust in yourself. The 3rd Proverb supports this saying
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight”
You are an amazing person created by an amazing God; you can achieve what you want to; the question is what is it that you want to achieve?
Challenge: take a bold step this week and try something you’ve thought isn’t possible for you
Prayer: Father God, we thank you that you have created us in your image. Help us to see that and live our lives accordingly. Amen