First, a comment about confidence
Before we get started I want to say a few things about confidence. Confidence is not arrogance, selfishness, pride, or toxic positivity. Confidence is knowing who you are and living out your purpose. When you know a truly confident person it isn’t their pride or arrogance that carries that individual through life — it’s their direction and purpose that attracts others towards their life.
As a follower of Christ, confidence looks a little different. We don’t receive confidence purely from within ourselves — though knowing how to control our thought life is crucial and helpful. We have confidence in two things: that God created us intentionally for such a time as this and that our weakness is made perfect in His power. Look beyond ourselves for confidence, because Christ promises to give us power, love, self-discipline and confidence through the Holy Spirit (2 Timothy 1:7).
Here’s a few verses to keep in mind when you are training your mind to be confident.
18 Bible Verses about Confidence
Therefore do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward.
For you have a need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God you may receive what is promised.
13 For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. 14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
2 Corinthians 12:9
9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.
2 Timothy 1:7
7 For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.
In him and through faith in him we may approach God with freedom and confidence.
16 Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.
6 So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?”
17 The fruit of that righteousness will be peace; its effect will be quietness and confidence forever.
but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
But blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in him.
1 John 5:14
This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.
Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.
1 John 4:17
This is how love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment: In this world we are like Jesus.
For the LORD will be at your side and will keep your foot from being snared.
Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God.
Though an army besiege me, my heart will not fear; though war break out against me, even then I will be confident.
I can do all this through him who gives me strength.
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