I’m excited to tell you I decided to join an online Bible Study by Melissa Taylor from Proverbs 31 Ministries. We are working on building God-confidence in our lives. This week we read Chapter 1 of Renee Swope’s A Confident Heart: How to Stop Doubting Yourself and Live in the Security of Gods Promises and answered her discussion questions at the end of the chapter.
Already I have gleaned so much. Some points Renee discusses in Chapter 1 that especially sparked my reflection are:
- “In the shadow of doubt, insecurity paralyzes us…” So true in my life. I have allowed it to stilt my creativity. I disposed of many dreams and passions because of my lack of confidence.
- “He’s led me beyond believing in Him to really believing Him by relying on the power of His words and living like they are true no matter what my feelings tell me.” I have struggled with this lately. I believe in God, but do I really believe He has the power? Or do I believe more in my feelings and what internal negative voices tell me? Oh, to have the trust of a child! To fall with abandon into my Father’s arms knowing He has the power to catch me and hold me up!
- “Praying God’s Word has been one of the most life-changing ways I’ve learned to live in the security of His promises.” This is something I need to practice more.
If you struggle with insecurity, I encourage you to at least read the book. Even if you haven’t joined the study, I’m sure you can read the comments or even comment yourself since this is at Melissa’s blog and also on Facebook. There are so many women who are suffering in their lives and have taken the risk to share their hearts. You are not alone!