When I wrote my last post, I honestly thought that I was just writing to myself. I knew that I was writing on a topic that has come up in conversations through the years, but I wasn’t really expecting much to come of that post. I’ve had quite the opposite experience, though. First, I’ve found that the post has opened the door to an amazing conversation with an old friend (not that she’s old, but I’ve known her since high school). Secondly, in the 72 hours since deciding to write on the topic of doubt, I have started doing the 7 Day Doubt Diet that I linked in the last post (I’ll admit, I’ve only done the intro and days 1 & 2), I have seen a lot of tweets, facebook posts, book clubs and blog posts dealing with the topic; and to top it off, the topic of the training at my Mary Kay meeting this week was emotional management. It’s as if God is telling me that this is a topic He really wants me to grasp.
With that in mind, I truly have no idea where exactly this series on doubt is going to go. I’m going to simply post about the things I’m learning, the questions that I ponder after talking you lovely readers, and the questions that I have for you.
Here are some things I’ve been pondering. Feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments (you can post anonymously if you don’t feel comfortable leaving your name).
- Can you look back on your life and find one pivotal moment where your confidence faltered?
- What do you think hinders you most from consistently living with confidence?
- Be faithful in the ordinary things of life (i.e. Bloom where you’re planted).
- You have a choice to either let doubt beat you up or let God’s truth build you up. Which choice did you make today?
Romans 8:31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who is against us?
Romans 8:37 But in all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us.
*Scripture taken from the New American Standard Bible