When doubt starts to take over your thoughts . . . you start to lose the confidence in the power you have. You start second guessing the decisions you so firmly supported. Regardless of how the doubt crept into your mind, it is there! So where is the source of this doubt? Was the doubt spoken to you by another person? Or is it self-doubt? Nevertheless, you got to do something about it!
If doubt defeats your confidence, game over! You will feel powerless and will have to start from the beginning in rebuilding the confidence you already gained. If doubt is removed little by little with confidence, guess what? . . . You are still in the game! You have confidence in your powers and doubt is used only as an advisor! A bit of doubt makes you practice, research, check all facts, and take all things into consideration before moving forward.
If confidence defeats doubt, that’s when you get the extra bonus points! This is another level of the game in which only a few successfully achieve and maintain. You will display confidence in all you do and that is powerful! You will have no doubts concerning God’s powers versus your powers. Your eyes will be open and you will consider His clear evidence. There will be no doubt that you will find yourself endowed with a new confidence, a new power. With so rich an endowment, how can your endeavors fail?
The words for the week are faith and confidence. If you pray, it is because of faith in the Higher Power to whom you are praying to. And once that prayer is said, keeping that confidence until that prayer comes to fruition. Both of the words are intangible objects, essential to the soul, and free … money can’t buy either!
These two words also play an important role in everyday situations. Faith, by definition, is a strong or unshakable belief in something without proof or evidence. So you need faith daily to believe that you can work hard, play fair, love unconditionally, cope in all situations, achieve success, and overcome obstacles. This is not very easy to do everyday.
Confidence is a feeling of trust. In the dictionary it is a noun, to me it should be a verb, an action word. You have to trust and believe in yourself or others’ abilities that something will happen or that something is true. This is not very easy to do everyday. But when you don’t dwell on the negative, and focus on the positive, you can be more “self-confident” because you are worrying far less about failure or the disapproval of others.