Where does the confidence come from to do what God wants you to do exactly how He wants you to do it? How do you overcome the struggle of gaining confidence to fulfill your purpose ? How can you gain the confidence to just go after it?
Being confident in yourself is such an admirable belief to have in the world. Confidence by definition is :
the feeling or belief that one can rely on someone or something: firm trust.
a feeling of self-assurance arising from one's appreciation of one's own abilities or qualities
Having confidence in yourself activates others belief in you. No one will be convinced with what you are doing and who you are unless you are first sure of yourself.
So what about "Godfidence"? Let us get to it!
This blog was inspired by a video post I ran into on instagram from an interview with actress Keke Palmer. Adrienne Houghton (Bailon) asked her where did all of her confidence come from and she stated boldly and proudly,
"God baby! There is no other way!"
It excited me so much that I had to re-post on all of my social media platforms and it also brought me into the time where I wasn't so confident in pursuing the purpose God had for me.
There were thoughts running in my head questioning "Who was I to even pursue this?" " You don't have this and you don't have that" "Who will listen to you?" "There is nothing special about you compared to anyone else" "This has no purpose", etc, etc, etc.
Before breakthrough of coming into your own and knowing who you are, the enemies words will flood through your mind like a flood. No one may ever know and most of the times we battle these thoughts in silence. We think, "Who could really understand the attacks on my thoughts but God?"
I read on a t-shirt that Godfidence is knowing I can't but He can
So Godfidence is pretty much putting ALL of your trust in the Lord regarding your purpose. You understand that it is not based on your abilities in making sure that purpose fulfilled, but you understand that God designed you and your path and He is the only one that knows how to mold you for it.
Having self confidence in something God ordained can only get you so far. There is a time where you reach a part of the road where you can't go any further without God. Why not depend on Him from the start?
I know that all of this is easier said than done. You have to first seek God for who He is so that He can reveal to you exactly who you are. God wont reveal anything to you until you are convinced and confident of who He is.
Heavy right? I understand.
Hebrews 10:35–36 states,
So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised
Dunh dunh! Here is the plot twist! We all have to go through our process! Our Godfidence is strengthened through our trials and tribulations. There are a lot of you, including myself, that I am sure can testify that God has brought us out of a lot of pickle jars (lol). He was there serving up a plate of grace and mercy all for the sake of purpose. Why be only confident that God can bring us OUT and not be confident that God can bring us UP into greatness and fulfilling purpose?
What you have is special, the reason that you were born is more important than you think, the way you think is unique.
The quickest way to strengthen your Godfidence is to first take that step that He has given you in what you have learned from your trials, what He has revealed in His Word and through your prayer time. The closer you are to your Father the more you trust His directions and His attributes will start to rub off on you. Its definitely not easy but I have Godfidence that you can achieve it and you will go on and spark the Godfidence in others.