If then you have been raised with Christ [to a new life, thus sharing His resurrection from the dead], aim at and seek the [rich, eternal treasures] that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. And set your minds and keep them set on what is above (the higher things), not on the things that are on the earth.
— Colossians 3:1-2 (AMPC)
Adapted from the resource The Confident Woman – by Joyce Meyer
A confident person doesn’t live in a mindset of “if only” or “what if.” The world is filled with people who feel empty and unfulfilled because they’ve spent their lives bemoaning what they didn’t have instead of using what they do have. They often think things like, If only I’d had a better start in life…if only I hadn’t been abused…if only I were taller…if only I weren’t so tall… if only I had more education, more money, more opportunity or someone to help me… if only, if only, if only . . .
Today I want to encourage you not to live in the tyranny of “if only”, because where the mind goes, the person follows. When you pay more attention to your thoughts and choose to focus on how you can make the most of where you are, God’s power will be released to help you become the strong, confident man or woman He wants you to be. Think confident and you will be confident!
Prayer Starter: Father, please show me where I’m hanging on to old, frustrating thoughts of “if only” or “what if”, and teach me how to harness my thoughts to help me make the most of what I have and where I am. Thank You for the grace to learn and grow! In Jesus’ name, amen.