Verla Gillmor writes, "If your raw data is flawed, you end up with a faulty conclusion. The same is true with how we see ourselves. If we lack self-confidence, maybe we're working with flawed data." It's easy to see the evidence of this flawed data: perpetually worried expressions, stressed-out kids, wasted gifts, credit card bills with too many charges for the clothes and beauty products that promised to make us look perfect. This can't be the life God created us for.
How can we know and enjoy the special gifts God has given us? What does it mean to be God's beloved? How can we cultivate godly confidence? These are the questions we'll explore in this study.
Table of Contents
SCRIPTURE: Psalm 71:5–6; Proverbs 3:25–26; Song of Songs 4:1–7; Jeremiah 17:5–7; John 16:27; Romans 8:38–39; 1 Corinthians 12:4–26; 2 Corinthians 5:17–19; James 2:14–17
• Identify the Current Issue
• Discover the Eternal Principles
—Teaching point one: Confidence comes from absolute trust in God.
—Teaching point two: You are loved.
—Teaching point three: You have an important role to play in God's kingdom.
• Apply Your Findings
• Additional Resources
ARTICLE FROM TODAY'S CHRISTIAN WOMAN
• Need a Confidence Boost?, by Verla Gillmor (May/June 2000, 11 printed pages)
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