HOW TO LOOK AT YOURSELF DIFFERENTLY [FAITH]
Learning how to like yourself starts with learning how to see yourself how God sees you.
About A Confident Spirit, Our Quick-Hit, Faith-Focused Episodes:
A confident spirit is our bonus weekly confidence podcast that is meant to bring you a brief, but deep blessing to your confidence growth. In these micro episodes you’ll get a quick hit of confidence coaching for your soul. These episodes are faith-based and intended to help you with clear and practical ways to fill your soul with confidence as you grow in your relationship with God. For me, the core and essence of all my confidence comes from Him. It is God who freed me from my insecurities, who fills me with worth as a daughter of the king, and who gives me the gift to walk in peace and joy all the days of my life. If you want to grow a more confident spirit, these faith-focused episodes are for you … let’s dive in, shall we?
THOUGHT OF THE WEEK:
We shrink from life and make ourselves small because we don’t realize that God delights in us. He sings songs of love around us. He does miracles in our lives. And if we were able to see or understand just how loved we really are, then we would be filled with joy, confidence, and hope in all that we do.
Song to help you remember that God is a God who is still in the business of miracles >>>
This is a Move, Bethel Music with Brandon Lake and Tasha Combs
VERSE OF THE WEEK:
New International Version
The LORD your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.
New Living Translation
For the LORD your God is living among you. He is a mighty savior. He will take delight in you with gladness. With his love, he will calm all your fears. He will rejoice over you with joyful songs.
PRAYER OF THE WEEK:
Lord, make the scales from our eyes fall. We are blind to how you really see us – as your beautiful, perfectly crafted works of art and creativity. More than just objects of your creation, you love us so much that you want to be in a relationship with us. And not just a friendship, sonship, a daughter-ship, a family relationship with inheritance, unending love and power and protection.
We confess our obsession with ourselves and the pride that trips us up over how we look and how we want others to see us. We know Lord that the only thing that matters is how You see us. And that you see us as perfect, through the blood of Jesus Christ. Our bodies are still under the weight and pressure of the world, and we fall prey to the pressure Father. Sometimes, we confess, we feel dead in ourselves – overwhelmed from the weight of not-enoughness and of comparison of ourselves to others. You Lord, are still in the business of raising bodies from the dead. Raise ours. Raise our spirit above the pressures of this world and far from the pressure of perfectionism that burdens us and holds us back from the calling and purpose you have intended for us.
Thank you for giving us new eyes, for filling us with hope and strength and for being our strength that we might never be weary as we run the race of our life. May we learn to walk from this day forth with powerful confidence because of a deeper understanding of your love for us and who we are in you. We thank you for this wisdom and freedom, and for the love that makes us absolutely beautiful, capable, powerful and enough, right now, today.
In the beautiful name of Jesus, Amen.