I hear you. Loud and clear. You are reading A Confident Heart by Renee Swope, but for some reason you are feeling every raw emotion except confidence. Am I right? Well, maybe not for you, but this girl is gonna be straight forward with you. I’m not feeling confident. That probably doesn’t make you feel so great since I’m supposed to be your mighty, strong, fearless leader right?
Here’s the truth. On our quest for confidence and to stop doubting ourselves, we are looking to God’s Word and His promises for our confidence. Our enemy is not happy about it. I’m not one to point my finger at the devil very often or claim spiritual attack as an excuse for my issues, but this time it is clear. Over 8000 women in this study, working for Proverbs 31 Ministries, giving my life away for Jesus…of course attack would come. It should be expected, but that doesn’t make it feel any better.
Rather than make this a “woe is me” post, I’m going to choose to believe God and His promises. I may not feel good every day, I may not feel God every day, but I know He’s there because I believe Him. I can look back and see His faithfulness and I know He’ll pull me through, He always does.
Last week we studied When Doubt Whispers “I’m Not Good Enough.” This week we move on to When Doubt Whispers “I’m Such a Failure.” (Doubt is a liar by the way!)
Phrase of the Week:
Verses of the Week:
“There is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.” Romans 8:1
Jesus asked her, “Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?” “No one sir, “ she said. “Then neither do I condemn you,” Jesus declared. “Go now and leave your life of sin.” (John 8:9-11)
Monday- Read Chapter 7.
Tuesday- Review Chapter 7, making notes and highlights to remember. Look up the memory verses in your Bible and write them somewhere you can see them often.
Wednesday- Complete #1-4 of the Reflection and Discussion Questions.
Thursday- Complete #5-7 of the Reflection and Discussion Questions.
Friday-Review the week, especially the prayer on p. 133.
Have a great weekend! Love to all!