Before we get started delving into our own doubts and insecurities together – I want you to know I’m just like you.” I know I mentioned yesterday but if this is your first day joining this is meant to be a “sharing thing.” So, before everyone runs off to your prayer closet to read by yourselves hang around for a while and fellowship. Yesterday we laid down the foundation we’re going to build from. Here’s day one, Are you ready to take God’s hand and trust His heart?
Day 1: Don’t Throw Away Your Confidence
Taken in part from Chapter 1 and 61 1
Renee heard God speak to her that she tosses her confidence away the same way she tossed that piece of rubber away without a second thought….. What about you? Ouch…..Guilty as charged. I too, have thrown away my confidence more times than I can count without realizing what was happening. If you haven’t received day one yet of the devotion, the rubber piece was the power button to the remote control.
What about if I make up my mind one morning determined that I’m going to change everyone’s sheets and somehow life happened and I never got started. I know what emotions are coming. Do you? I know that even though I home schooled my kids, washed a load of clothes AND put them away, worked, then cooked dinner it’s not those accomplishments that my mind surrenders to – it’s the one thing I didn’t do. I’ll tell myself I’ll do better tomorrow, why can’t I be more organized, if I would just stay focused then I’d get everything done.
- Recognize the power I give self doubt.
- Stand up to it and claim the confidence God has already given me.
- Pray and ask God to show me when I turn around to toss my confidence in the can.
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A Message from Renee:
“Please don’t get discouraged if your score reveals that self-doubt is weighing you down more than you realized. I used to check “always” on all of them. But I didn’t want to stay there, and I don’t want you to either. That is why I wrote my book A Confident Heart , and why I’m offering “The 7-day Doubt Diet”- a week’s worth of devotions from my book for FREE.”
By the way I scored 146 on the Doubt Index Analysis. How did you do?
154 – 110: Self-doubt comes and goes for you. When it’s present, it keeps you from all God has for you.
A Personal Prayer Request from Kasey
I hear you God, I really do……..but to be 100% honest I’d rather you just answer my prayer that he won’t lose his job. Why do I automatically trust more in the security of a job, than the security of God’s promises?