The Confident Woman: Day 22

January 22, 2013 at 11:15 pm | Posted in The Confident Woman | Leave a comment
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The Confident Woman Devotional“Why are you cast down, O my inner self?”

That is part of the Bible verse this day in Psalm. Do we ever stop for a moment and really thing about it?

I know I beat up on myself on pretty much a daily basis. Today, for instance, I hated my body. I hated that I am struggling to lose these pounds. I was upset I got overworked the night before about the wedding.

But then I was equally stressing out about my future life, where I feel I really do need to be Wonder Woman sometimes. How are we going to afford this? I need to have kids by the time I am 30, or my eggs will dry up. I NEED to get married/”start” my life. I need to be fit, hungry (not literally), invincible.

All of these are TOTALLY unrealistic.

“Women need to experience a revival of knowing their infinite worth and value.” That is a GREAT quote by Joyce Meyer.

How do we experience this revival, let go of past feelings and feel great for once?

Through God. By God. With God.


The Confident Woman: Day 18, 19, 20 and 21

January 21, 2013 at 11:39 pm | Posted in The Confident Woman | Leave a comment
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The Confident Woman DevotionalUgh, I am bad at this! Well, I really WANT to get caught up, but life keeps getting in the way (same tune, eh?) So, let’s start again:

Day 18: Romans 12:3 Faith to do it

Day 19: Romans 8:28 God can fix it

Day 20: Luke 10:41-42 God has the answers

Day 21: Psalm 103:11-12 Free from the past

Sometimes we need to walk by faith. That is what day 18 speaks about. God has a plan for us, a great plan. We need to take that first — or many — steps, not thinking of the “what ifs.” When we take that first step, we prove to God we trust him and he is leading us on the right path.

But how do you know it is God? I have heard that sometimes God answers prayers in mysterious ways. How do we know the difference? That has always been a tricky area for me.

Day 19 covers stepping outside the box and maybe making mistakes from time to time. Joyce makes a point that God knows we are human, he knows our capabilities and that we are trying. If we feel like something is right and could be part of his plan, then we should try it. If we screw up, God will be there to hold our hand.

Day 20 speaks to me. I am a worrier. I don’t know how to be otherwise. Joyce gives us some little gems of wisdom: “Worry does not make you escape your trouble; it only makes you unfit to deal with it when it comes.”

“God is our help in trouble. When you worry, you are on your own.”

” Confidence is the fruit of trusting God.”

I need to take these words to heart.

And finally, Day 21 talks about forgetting the guilt associated with our sins. Joyce said when we repent for our sins, and God forgives us, he also takes away that guilt. HOWEVER, we need to release it and many, many people do not. I know I feel guilty for a long time, even over minor things that are not my fault. I need to let go of the guilt, once and for all.

The Confident Woman: Day 9

January 9, 2013 at 10:00 am | Posted in The Confident Woman | Leave a comment
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The Confident Woman DevotionalI am unique. I am not like anyone else, and according to science, there is a slim chance that anyone can be exactly me.

These sayings are all well and good, but how can they serve me? We as humans tend to compare ourselves to each other, but according to Joyce, that will not affect my value. If I can do something you can’t, it doesn’t increase my value; nor does you being able to do something that I can’t decrease my value.

Our worth is only found in God, who knew us as we were being formed, hidden from Him. (Psalm 139:15.)

And because we are unique, we shouldn’t just try to get by. We should try to be extraordinary. That doesn’t mean working our fingers until they bleed or until we are exhausted every night.

However, we should follow our desires, dreams and push ourselves past our reasonable limits to accomplish greatness. And by asking God for help and guidance, we are one step ahead of meeting our goals.


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