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“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the places and moments that take your breath away”

Encouragement for Today

“So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.” Hebrews 10:35-36 (NIV)

• When self-doubt whispers, “I can’t do that. I’m going to fail and look foolish.” Trash that lie and hold onto this truth: “The Lord is my helper, I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?” (Hebrews 13:6, NIV 1984)

• When self-doubt whispers, “I’ll never change.” Trash that lie and hold onto this truth: “For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in [me] will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 1:6, NASB)

• When self-doubt whispers, “This is too hard for me. I don’t have what it takes to…” Trash that lie and hold onto this truth: “No, in all these things [I am] more than a [conqueror] through him who loved [me].” (Romans 8:37, NIV)

Dear Lord, I want to become a woman with a confident heart in Christ. Will You help me recognize when I trash myself, and remind me to trash my insecurities instead? I want to persevere in Your truth so that when I have done Your will, I will receive what You have promised. When doubt or insecurity tell me I can’t do something, I will remember that all things are possible to her who believes. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Related Resources:
Are you ready to stop throwing away your confidence and start living in the security of who you are in Christ? In her book, A Confident Heart, Renee Swope walks you through the process of identifying your self-doubts and replacing them with God’s truth. Order your copy here.

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Reflect and Respond:
“The more you reaffirm who you are in Christ, the more your behavior (and beliefs) will begin to reflect your true identity!” Dr. Neil T. Anderson

Take Renee’s Doubt Index Analysis — a free quiz to help you see what makes you throw away your confidence, and how it affects you and your relationships.

Power Verses:
Hebrews 10:39, “But we are not of those who shrink back and are destroyed, but of those who believe and are saved.” (NIV 1984)

Mark 9:23, “‘If you can?’ said Jesus. ‘Everything is possible for one who believes.'” (NIV)© 2012 by Renee Swope.

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