We all have had these times in life where we felt lost. Times when people’s words cut through us and left us wounded. Times when we battle negative thoughts and struggle to come out victorious. We all have gone through this period when our confidence cried out and we held on. I have gone through, I held onto hope, knowing that this period of time must be temporary.
Here are 8 ways to create a source of confidence.
1.Know your purpose
What do you enjoy doing? What is your passion? There is this one thing that you find yourself doing naturally without placing any thought into in. Some persons have the gift of giving, helping, dancing, writing, teaching and many others.Make it your duty to discover your hidden talent.
2. Knowledge of your potential
Birds fly, they were born with the potential to fly. Fishes swim, no one taught them and seeds bring forth trees. You were prepacked from the womb with your potential hidden inside you. You were born with the potential to do, naturally anything you set your mind to do you can. Explore your inner potential.
3. Knowledge of your resources
A resource is an asset that can be transformed to produce benefit. The body and brain are major resources that help us achieve much.We are to maintain our bodies by exercising regularly and eating healthy foods. The of type of music, TV shows and conversations we engage ourselves in , our relationship with our families and mentors has a huge impact on our mind. Therefore we must ensure the information we receive from them are positive.
4. Knowing your source
Knowing your source, your maker and the one who sustains you is very important. I know that my creator has a plan for my life and I believe what he says he will do, because he cannot lie.Promotions come from him not from persons around me. He is the one who provides and sustains my every need, he knows me inside and out and in him I gain peace and confidence. Psalm 71:5-6 ( for your have been my hope lord, my confidence since my youth,from birth I rely on you.
5. Knowing your value
You are royalty. If a king is born in the poorest part of a county he is still a king. The value of a $100 bill withdrawn from an ATM machine and a $100 bill found floating in a dirty drain is the same. Knowing your value gives you confidence. In your work place you know that you are being underpaid, however that does not change your value. You are a great contribution to the firm with or without the position or the salary you want.
6. Knowing your ability
Knowing what u are capable of doing is key to confidence. You may have a passion for dancing however you are skilled in technology and design, sewing or painting. Your skill is what makes you stand out.
7. Know your uniqueness
You are an original. There is no one else like you, no one has the same fingerprint, face or attitude that you possess.With your skills and abilities comes your uniqueness, therefore be confident in what you do, knowing that no one can replace you.
8. Be confident in your future
Be confident knowing that what ever you are going through is temporary. The result is already complete,even before the process began. Be quiet in your confidence knowing that to everything there is a season. Trust and believe that your future is already complete and that your are walking into it.Job 8:7 Your beginning will seem humble, so prosperous will your future be.