Seven Secrets of a Confident Woman
by Joyce Meyer
Secret #1 A confident woman knows that she is loved
The first and most important secret to being a confident woman is to know that you are loved by God unconditionally. Romans 5:8 says, …God shows and clearly proves His [own] love for us by the fact that while we were still sinners, Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One) died for us. Even if your natural father did not really love you properly, you can still get the love and acceptance you missed in your childhood from God.
Secret #2—A Confident Woman Refuses To Live In Fear
I think you will agree that refusing to be led by our feelings can be a challenge, especially when it comes to fear. But we must remember that fear is not from God. It is the devil’s tool to keep us from enjoying our lives and moving forward with what God has for us. When we attempt to walk in faith, Satan immediately tries to hinder us through many things, including fear. Fear of failure, judgment or criticism will cause us to bury our talents. It will make us draw back and live in misery and torment. Unless we make a firm decision to “fear not,” we will never be free from its power.
Secret #3—A Confident Woman Is Positive
Being negative and being confident do not go together. Like oil and water, they just don’t mix. Being negative opens the door to a lot of problems and disappointments, which fuels the fire for more negativity. Fear is the “dark room” where all your negatives are developed. So why not look at the brighter side of life and believe something good is going to happen to you?
Secret #4—A Confident Woman Recovers From Setbacks
In this life you and I are inevitably going to experience setbacks. The important thing is that we not see them as failures. We are not a failure just because we try something that doesn’t work. It’s only when we stop trying that we fail. The truth is, many people get confused when they’re trying to figure out what they’re supposed to do with their lives. This was definitely true in my life. I discovered my destiny by trial and error.
Secret #5—A Confident Woman Avoids Comparison
It is impossible to walk in confidence and compare ourselves with others at the same time. No matter how good we look or how talented, smart and successful we are, there is always someone who is better than us. I believe that confidence is found in doing the best we can with what we have. God wants us to find joy in being the best we can be, not in competing or comparing ourselves with others.
Secret #6—A Confident Woman Does Not Live In “If Only” And “What If”
One of the worst things you and I can do is to focus on what we don’t have or have lost and fail to take an inventory of what we do have. I call it living in a state of “if only.” Does this sound familiar: “If only I had more education…more money…more opportunity. If only I were taller, shorter, older, younger…” and the list goes on.
Secret #7—A Confident Woman Takes Action
I have heard it said that there are two types of people in the world: those who wait for something to happen and those who make something happen. It’s true that we need to be careful not to get ahead of God, but we also must be mindful not to be lagging behind. I believe we need to step out into things and find out what God has for us. As I said earlier, if we make a mistake it is not the end of the world.
As a believer, Christ lives inside you, and you’ve got what it takes! I believe that as you seek the Lord and apply these seven secrets to your life, you too will begin experiencing the boldness and confidence God desires you to walk in.
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cut my hair ): its all good tho. i needed a new change. aiiight so i got new goals for myself
1. GYM!! evan tho i have this stress fracture on my hip im not going to let it stop me.
2. Green tea every night (:
3. start to study hard for college classes
i was never a big fan of change but hey i can’t stop time. i feel like im growing up so fast being here in the REAL army. now, i gotta make all these decisions as a young adult and i pray that God guides me through each and every one of them. im turning 20 in two months and i have alot on my mind that I want to change. i just gotta take it day by day..
Your just like every guy.. the fact that I thought you were different I feel such a fool right now.
I would tell them is a man who loves God just as much as I do. A man that I can go to church with on Sundays, surround ourselves with family, and work hard to reach our goals.
So far things are going well. I have only 2 more weeks left of training and than I graduate. I’m nervous to head to ft Lewis but at the same time blessed to be stationed closer to my dad. I don’t have to be alone in this new military life I can see him whenever I need help. Im proud of myself for saving up so much in my savings account in order for me to get a car. I can’t wait to start college and just stay on a positive pathway as best as I can with Gods help. I know I can get through anything with a positive attitude and prayer.
My hip is still bothering me at times and I still feel weak since I haven’t been running and I dislike eating all this junk food but I have no choice. I can’t wait to go back to my own diet.
I’m so blessed to have a great family that supports me. I’m going to keep working as hard as I can no matter what bullshiet I have to go through in this new lifestyle. Hopefully it’ll pay off soon.
feeling too blessed and thankful.