Confidence

by Mark T. Hancock · 1 comment

Some say our self-esteem is determined by what we think the most important person in our life thinks about us.

Certainly it matters. But if we derive our confidence from what others say about us, we can become anything from prideful to pitiful– depending on their mood and their perspective. It’s a roller-coaster existence.

The truth is, we are not made greater by man’s praise, neither are we made lesser by man’s criticism. We are who God says we are, or rather, who we understand God to say we are.

It seems it might help our confidence to remind ourselves who He says we are.

I invite you to read through these statements. If you are brave, read them out loud. If you are very brave, read the scriptures associated with each.

Who am I?

I am born again (John 1:12-13; 3:7; 1 Peter 1:23).

I am saved (Acts 2:21; Eph. 2:8; 2 Tim. 1:9; Titus 3:5).

I am redeemed (Eph. 1:7; Col. 1:14; Heb. 9:12; Rev. 5:9; 1 Peter 1:18-19).

I am justified (Rom. 5:1, 18; Gal. 3:24).

I have a NEW nature (2 Cor. 5:17; Gal. 6:15).

Christ lives in me (2 Cor. 6:16; Jn. 14:23; Gal. 2:20; Jn. 17:23; Col. 1:27).

 

I know He is my Strength, my Provider, my Healer, my Keeper (Ph. 4:13; Ps. 31:19; Ex. 15:26; 2 Tim. 1:12; 2 Thess. 3:3; Jude 24).

I know He is my Partner, Companion, and Friend in life (Prov. 18:24; Jn. 15:13-16; 17:21-23).

 

I am healed (Is. 53:4-5; 1 Peter 2:24; Ex. 15:26).

I am provided for (Phil. 4:19; Ps. 84:11; 2 Cor. 9:8).

I am not afraid (Joshua 1:9; Ps. 27:1,3; 23:4; 56:11; 91:1-7, 9-12; Is. 41:10).

 

I am no longer condemned (Rom. 8:1; Jn. 5:24).

I am delivered out of satan’s power (Col. 1:12-14; Job 5:19; Dan. 6:27; 2 Cor. 1:10).

I am no longer under satan’s dominion (Col. 1:12-14; Luke 10:19).

I am freed from the curse (Gal. 3:13).

I am freed from captivity (Jn. 8:32-36; Rom. 6:22).

 

I am connected to and complete in God (Eph. 2:6; Col. 2:9-10).

I am free from my past defeat and failure won’t hold me back (Eph. 2:1-7; 2 Cor. 5:17).

I am a partaker of the new nature (2 Peter 1:4; Col. 1:12; Heb. 3:14).

I am a partaker of Christ’s victory (Eph. 2:5-6; Col. 1:12-14).

I have the righteousness of Jesus (Rom. 5:17; Phil. 3:9; 1 Cor. 1:30).

I am more than a conqueror (Rom. 8:37).

 

“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them”. (Eph. 2:10)

There. Now how’s your confidence level?

{ 1 comment… read it below or add one }

Joe Stinson March 31, 2011 at 7:52 am

The day that Christians fully understand that God is there to LOVE them, and not condemn them, is the day that will come a revival such that every person in every nation will hear the gospel.

And you know what happens next…

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