The Godfidence Makeover

Photo Credit: Erika Glenn

Photo Credit: Erika Glenn

“God Has My Back”

These four words have been a constant reminder to me this week.  This week has been full of big decisions and many that I’ve never had to make before.  In making some of these decisions, I’ve often found myself feeling reluctant because I’ve been toiling over thoughts such as:

“how will this person respond after I say this?”

“will they be upset?”

“how is this going to affect our relationship?”

“will they be kind and understanding after I share my news?”  

I’ve (emphasis on I) been doing so much of the decision-making that I’ve forgotten four simple words “God has my back.”  When I woke up this morning, this is what God spoke to me. He reminded me of His great love and power, and reminded me that “He is for me therefore nothing can be against me” (Romans 8:31).  In the natural, the decisions that I am making seem to be huge. However, in the supernatural they are small because of who God is.  Though I am struggling over the right words to say, God has already promised to provide me with the words and wisdom that no enemy can reply to or refute (Luke 21:15). Therefore, rather than preoccupying myself with thoughts of worry, I should be busy rejoicing in the confidence that comes from God (Godfidence).

In life, it’s so easy to allow the size of our task and the size of our prayer to become our focus.  It happens to each of us, because we get so used to doing things on our own in our natural life, and that practice begins to spill over into our spiritual life.  As I enter my second week of fasting, I am learning to identify the types of situations that cause me to feel like I’m Wonder Woman.  For me, these tend to take place in areas where I’m used to doing things without seeking God’s guidance (i.e. career and relationships).  For example, though I believe in God to make my dreams come true, I don’t always seek his guidance when doing things such as: applying for positions and volunteering for roles and activities.  In the past, my mind set has been “hey, it looks good to me so I’m doing it.”

***somebody come get my cape right now please***

How silly have I been for thinking that I can fly solo when God is the wind beneath my wings?  I’ve been living life of Wonder Woman and I didn’t even know it. The burden of living the life of Wonder Woman, is that you will always be “in wonder.”  You will always be wondering if you can handle something. You will always be wondering if you can achieve things. You will always be wondering if you can do things. You will always be wondering…if you are always relying on your confidence instead of God’s confidence (Godfidence).

The same can be said about living the life of “Super Man.”  If you rely on your own strength, you will eventually feel weak and become burdened.  Even SuperMan had to go to the Sun to gain strength.  When he tried to fight battles on his own, he never won them; but when he relied on the energy of the Sun he was victorious.

Do you have any challenges in your life today where you are playing the role of Wonder Woman? Are there any areas where you are acting as SuperMan? If so, why? and when are you going to change that behavior?  We are still in the first month of the year so you still have time to start this year strong in God. If you’ve been doing things on your own and you want a fresh start here’s a prayer that we can both say together:

“Father, forgive me for acknowledging myself more than you. Today, I want to do things differently. Please show me the areas of my life that need a Godfidence makeover. Make my confidence in you more beautiful and bold than ever before, Amen.”

“On my own I can do some things.  With God, I can do all things.” ~ETE

“I have strength for all things in Christ Who empowers me [I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him Who infuses inner strength into me; I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency].” (Philippians 4:13) (Amplified Bible)

Happy WINSday! =)

 

ETE 

2 Comments
  • Roselyn
    January 15, 2014

    Yes my sister we need not feel we can do it all. Our God knows us more than we know ourselves. Sometimes it is rather better for us to go to the father in a broken state so he can mold us how and what he wants us to be. He is a sympathetic God and knows we are tempted to fall back, but we need to remember that when we encounter situations as such, we need not be burdened or feel the need to become super heroes in our lives. He sees, knows and awaits us with open arms to take comfort and direction from him. Those moments actually draw us closer to him so we can experience his touch.Hebrews 4:15 “For we do not have a high priest incapable of sympathizing with our weaknesses, but one who has been tempted in every way just as we are, yet without sin”!!!

    • ErikaTheEncourager
      January 16, 2014

      Amen sis! Such a perfect verse to help us remember this important principle!

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