In the book of Genesis of the Bible, we see that God creates the heavens and the Earth and everything within it. He speaks everything into existence, took a look at all that He created and saw it to be good.
When He created man, He created man in His image – to be of His likeness. And, He saw His creation of man as good, too. Man was given everything that he needed to survive – the most significant of it all being a closeness, availability, and relationship with God directly.
However, once man sinned, the communion that man once had with God was disrupted. This disruption divided man from his source of life and without that direct, constant relationship with the source of life, man’s life began to fall apart in all facets.
Identity Is Found In Christ
The confidence that mankind once had was definitely affected as a result of sin towards God. “How?”, you might ask. Because true identity and self-identity is found in and through God. Sin stands as a barrier between mankind and God. And, only through repentance and acceptance of Jesus Christ can one have a relationship with God.
Having a relationship with God and drawing closer to God will allow us to be able to realize whose we are and who we are, thus allowing us to stand confident in ourselves as well as in other areas of our lives. God’s word tells us that we have been adopted into the Kingdom of God through the spiritual seed of Abraham (Romans 11:17). In the Book of Joshua 1:9, we can see that God tells Joshua that he has no reason to fear because He is with him wherever he goes. God also tells us in His Word that we can do all things through Christ (Philippians 4:13) and that we are not to throw away our confidence (Hebrews 10:35).
I Can Do All Things Through Christ (Jesus) Who Strengthens Me.
Having A Relationship With God Can And Will Improve Your Confidence
With that being said, as believers of Jesus Christ, we have to remember who we are through Christ and by whom we have been ransomed any time we find ourselves feeling less than and/or when the enemy tries to convince us that we are unable to do something. We have to remember the acts of Jesus Christ after coming from His fast in the wilderness; Jesus used biblical scripture – the direct Word of God – to annul the lies of the enemy (Matthew 4:1-11). We ought to do the same.
All throughout the Bible, we are given stories of great men and women who relied on their identity and relationship with God in order to overcome their obstacles, The connection and relationship that they had with God was a reminder of who He was in their lives as well as how He saw them as an individual. Knowing that God was there for them, holding on to the promises of God, as well as their own personal testimonies, was enough fuel to help them fulfill their current and future tasks, purpose, and calling.
Of all of the great men and women who accomplished astonishing feats, the most prominent of them all (of course), was that of Jesus Christ. You see, Him coming down to Earth and becoming flesh, was also to show us that all that we endure in this life, is achievable through the strength and power of God Almighty. Jesus knew from whence He came and why He was. There was no confusion about who He was within Himself and because He knew the Heavenly Father and was one with Him (both spiritually and physically, in commune with God), although the flesh sought ought to objectify the will of God over His time on Earth, His relationship with the Father, via prayer, fasting, and worship and praise, sustained Him.
There is a great confidence that comes with knowing that you are a child of God. It is not one of pride and arrogance. But, in ‘knowing’ that you ARE a child of God.
A true, devoted relationship with Christ improves confidence and gives hope.