The Confident Woman Devotional – Boldness or Pride? (pt.11)

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Boldness or Pride? Topic of last Monday’s devotional (I am DAYS behind–the next few posts will be ones that I have already read but have not yet had a chance to post).

Here’s what it read:

A confident woman takes action. I have heard that there are two types of people in the world: the ones who wait for something to happen and the ones who make something happen. Some people are naturally shy, while others are naturally bold, but with God on our side we can live in the supernatural, not the natural.

We all have something to overcome. A naturally bold person has to overcome pride, excessive aggression, and false confidence, while the naturally shy must overcome anxiety, timidity, the temptation to withdraw from challenges, and low confidence.

A bold person can often be assertive to the point of being rude. What some people think is boldness is, in reality, pride – which is one of the things God’s Word says He hates. It seems that bold people just naturally assume they are right about most things, and they don’t mind telling other people just how right they are. And, while confidence is a good thing, egotism is not. Thank God we can benefit from our strengths and overcome our weaknesses through His help.

The prayer for Monday devotional is:

Lord, I want to make something happen through my life, but with the confidence that comes through Your strength. I humble myself under Your mighty hand and refuse to trust in myself alone. Amen.

Scripture: Proverbs 8:12-13

12 I wisdom dwell with prudence, and find out knowledge of witty inventions. 13 The fear of the Lord is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate.

Remember ladies, there is nothing wrong with loving yourself, but we have to remember that at a certain point that love and confidence becomes something serious — arrogance. And not only is that something that God hates, but it is also something that most people around you won’t want to deal with. Men already think we’re naturally crazy, let’s not give them even more of a reason to think that. ♥

Courtesy of Joyce Meyer Ministries & YouVersion Bible app

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