Let me start by saying that I struggle with confidence…then again, who doesn’t. Many times I look at myself and do not like what I see. My body, my personality, my qualities; I have an extensive list of things I would like to change in a heartbeat.
This past few months, I have been pursuing a new job, but have really struggled with finding confidence in myself. I kept thinking, “I’m not good enough. There are people more qualified than me. If only I could be as…” Yet, I did my best to put those thoughts aside and applied for the job. Although I actually got the job and will be starting bright and early on Monday morning – watch out world, this girl is going places! – those thoughts still linger in my head.
Today, I was reading some scripture during my quiet time, and came across this verse in Isaiah 41.
It was such a relief to read these words. God was blatantly telling me to pull it together and stop being someone I am not, but rather rely in the love of the Lord. I must have read this passage several times, but somehow today it was the first time it really hit me. So if you are reading this, let me remind you what i should have known all along.
You are enough. The maker of the universe, the maker of everything that exists made you the way you are, not by mistake, but by choice. God planned every single detail of your being, and loves you deeply for who you are, fearful, broken, humble, and beautiful. He gave you qualities and skills according to His design. So be proud and confident of what our heavenly father has given you. Trust in Him, and listen to Him rather than those toxic thoughts that fill your head. Be bold, be proud, be confident, and love yourself, ’cause god sure loves you![/fusion_text]