My desire to understand the hearts of women as it relates to confidence led me to multiple long conversations with a few leaders I trust and a few very close friends. I realized, even though teaching on confidence had been done so many times, a different perspective was much needed. I began to ask questions. As I asked women to dig deeper, I uncovered some very sensitive areas in the hearts of those I love dearly. My questions to these women revolved around their level of confidence? What were the hindrances to their confidence? And how they go about building up their confidence? I found many of them could go on about the hindrances to their confidence but not many were successful at building and maintaining confidence.
For the sake of honesty, I still struggle with confidence and self- esteem issues. I am learning to rely not on who I think I am or how I see myself, but on who I have come to know myself to be in Christ and how He sees me. As we journey together over the next few post, I am going to share with you my struggles and my strengths. I am going to share how Christ completely transformed me, someone who the enemy made every attempt to tear down. In return I am going to ask that you be brutally honest with yourself in regards to your experience with confidence. There will be a time to go back over some not so great seasons that you’ve experienced, but there will also be a time to celebrate the victory of who you are in Christ!
In this series of post we are going to lay a foundation so that you understand:
What confidence is not?
What confidence is?
What self-esteem is, and why do we need both?
I would love to know how you feel about your confidence levels? Please comments below. Find the second post in this series here.