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The Confident Woman

Confidence is something that many women struggle with — even women in ministry. No matter their age, level of success, educational attainment, and beauty — countless women question their worth.

The Bible teaches, however, that we will always feel unstable and insecure if we build our confidence on anything other than the Word of God. People, money, status, marriage, things, and everything else will never give us security.

In Matthew 7:24-25, Jesus cautions:

"These words I speak to you are not incidental additions to your life, homeowner improvements to your standard of living. They are foundational words, words to build a life on. If you work these words into your life, you are like a smart carpenter who built his house on solid rock. Rain poured down, the river flooded, a tornado hit — but nothing moved that house. It was fixed to the rock" (Message Bible).

The confident woman knows that her self-esteem is anchored by what the Word of God says about her.
It, alone, is her rock.

The rain, floods, and tornadoes of our lives will come in many different forms. But, as the Scripture instructs, nothing should move our "house." The words of other peoplewhether good or bad – do not affirm us. The level of our achievementwhether great or meager – does not secure us. The success of our marriagewhether glorious or disappointing – does not insure us. And, the memories of our pastwhether joyous or painful – do not sustain us.

The confident woman – whom we all can be – knows that her self-assurance comes only from the Word of God.

Written by: Marsha DuCille - Publisher/Editorial Director
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