Living Life Confidently

Living Life Confidently

Photo Credit: Erika Glenn

Photo Credit: Erika Glenn

It takes more effort to live with low self-esteem than it does to live confidently.  I always thought that living with confidence was hard and was something that took years to achieve.  I would purchase books, perform Google searches and even enter into relationships in hopes of obtaining confidence.  I would look at others who were secure and confident, and wish that I could live that way one day.  One day came sooner than I thought.  The moment that I decided to believe God’s Word was the day that my life changed.

I focused on very specific scriptures that talked about the power of Jesus (Romans 8:11).  I reminded myself over and over that Jesus died so that I could be set free.  I repeated that scripture anytime I felt like I was less than enough.  I would tell myself things like “the moment He rose from the dead is the moment that I became free to live in victory and with confidence.  I know that the same power that resurrected Jesus is alive and it is at work in me.  That power surpasses any thought or feeling of low self-esteem.”  I allowed my identity to rest in that power and I stopped trying to manufacture my own power to feel confident.

When I woke up this morning, I woke up not just feeling like I was complete; I woke up knowing that I was complete.  Today, I know exactly who I am because I know who Jesus is. I live each day with confidence, knowing that I have been perfected from the inside out and made without flaw.  My confidence couldn’t be purchased through a book or found on the Internet because it had already been given to me.  It was given to me over 2000 years ago when a man named Jesus overcame the grave.

It feels amazing to wake up with confidence each day!  It’s a confidence that no one can take away because it’s a confidence that comes from knowing God.

Last night, I was blessed to share this testimony of confidence during the Lakewood Young Adult Service.  Being able to stand up and share my story of God’s work in me was one of the best feelings in the world.   I woke up today feeling like a champ because of their support and encouragement, and because of God’s work in me.

If you need confidence, search for it in Jesus.  He has an endless supply of it for you and His power will never fade away.

Live life CONFIDENTLY! 

Love,

~ETE

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“The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you. And just as God raised Christ Jesus from the dead, he will give life to your mortal bodies by this same Spirit living within you.”

(Romans 8:11)

6 Comments
  • Norma Jarrett
    March 24, 2014

    Awesome! From a fellow Lakewood member!

    • ErikaTheEncourager
      March 24, 2014

      Thanks so much! I love our Lakewood fam!

  • Courtney W.
    March 24, 2014

    What a beautiful testimony Erika! When we are rooted in Christ we can truly do ALL things Phil 4:13. He is the God who never changes (Malachi 3:6) and so when we are focused on who He is we can maintain confidence and stability in the fact that we were created a little lower than the angels Heb. 2:7, and that we are fearfully and wonderfully made (Psa 139:14). May this word inspire and encourage God’s people because we all need more God confidence!!!

    • ErikaTheEncourager
      March 24, 2014

      Thanks so much for sharing Malachi 3:6! This is such a powerful scripture that I will hold onto!

  • Roselyn
    March 24, 2014

    Indeed God has and provides everything we need, and all we need is found in him more than we can comprehend. Continue your journey steadfast in The Lord by putting all your faith and trust in him, and he will provide you with overwhelming confidence. Isaiah 55: 8“For my thoughts are not your thoughts,neither are your ways my ways,”declares the Lord. 9 “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.”keep seeking him for all your needs and you will continue to experience his ways and thoughts that is higher than one can ever imagine!!!

    • ErikaTheEncourager
      March 24, 2014

      Amen! Thanks so much for the encouragement! 🙂

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