Getting Your God-fidence Back
I began writing this blog with a plethora of quotes and popular Bible verses, then I thought, women don’t need just another cute blog, we need a real blog. One that is rooted in truth and covered with authenticity. One that might not necessarily end up on coffee mug or a tee shirt, but one that will leave a lasting imprint in your heart and really sink into your spirit.
Let me take you back about 4 years ago, to when I was a girl who couldn’t walk in a room without instantly comparing myself to others, I couldn’t look into a mirror without focusing on something I’d want to change about myself, I had thoughts of insecurity flooding my mind and weighing down my heart all the time. I wouldn’t eat and I would throw up when I did. I found my worth in a guy that I was dating at the time, rather than finding my worth in Jesus. If this wasn’t enough, I kept it all inside. I was in a position of influence and leadership so I didn’t want others to think I was weak. I tried to handle it on my own and I made it look like I had it all together. I became really good at pretending everything was okay. I could preach all day on others worth in Christ, but I never believed it for myself. There was one day where I was so lightheaded from not eating and I was so emotionally exhausted, I literally fell to my knees. It was in that moment that I heard God whisper, “I am your strength and I am your confidence.”
I am writing this blog to the girl who is tired of doing it all on her own strength. To the girl who is metaphorically or literally on her knees wondering how she got to where she is. To the girl that is lacking confidence.
"Self-confidence" is this crazy concept that a lot of people chase... so let me spoil it for you, it’s not a thing!
If you're always trying to find confidence in yourself, you'll never find it.
However, the second that you find confidence in the creator rather than the creation, your confidence will then show! This life is not meant to be done on your own strength or on our own confidence, it comes from Jesus! We cannot spend our days looking left & right at women as intimidation, instead, we must begin to shift our heart and mind set and look at them as inspiration! When you spend your time trying to be like other people, you waste time that could be spent on becoming the best you.
If there were two things I could ingrain in your heart, it would be to draw close to God and find your tribe. These are the things that got me through that season. Trust me, it’s not an easy thing to overcome, but small steps over a period of time, in the right direction, creates change. Keep stepping girl! Also, anytime those little or not so little thoughts enter your brain, replace them immediately with the truth that God says about you. Here are a few scriptures that I hope encourage you and remind you of your worth:
Ephesians 2:10 “For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”
Isaiah 64:8 “Yet you, Lord, are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand.”
Psalm 139:14 “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.”
Psalm 46:5 “God is within her, she will not fall; God will help her at break of day.”
Psalm 28:7 “The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him.”
Luke 1:45 “Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her!”
1 Peter 3:3-4 “Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.”
Proverbs 3:15-18 “She is more precious than rubies; nothing you desire can compare with her. Long life is in her right hand; in her left hand are riches and honor. Her ways are pleasant ways, and all her paths are peace. She is a tree of life to those who take hold of her; those who hold her fast will be blessed.”
Song of Songs 4:7 “You are altogether beautiful, my darling; there is no flaw in you.”
2 Timothy 1:7 “For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.”
Remember daughter, you are loved, more than enough and made on purpose for a purpose!
Kayla Dawn Huth // @kayladhuth
Hello lovelies, my name is Kayla Dawn. I am a 20-year-old junior at Southeastern University majoring in Ministerial Leadership. I am originally from Florida, but I am currently living in North Carolina! I work with the Tampa Bay Rays baseball team as a TV host and interviewer. I also have a huge heart for kids, mission work, social media influencing & healthy living so I dabble in those areas as well. Some of my interests include spending time with family, reading & writing, traveling, working out or playing/writing Christian music. It is my life goal to spread the light & love of Jesus Christ in all I say & do. So my prayer is that through this blog that He put on my heart, you are reminded that you are loved & more than enough!