Updated: Mar 6, 2020
Here's a riddle for you...
What's something that a single woman can never have too much of but is usually in short supply? That's right. Confidence!
In the past, my confidence came from whether or not I was in a relationship and whether or not that relationship was going the way I wanted it to. Recently, I've decided to be intentional about becoming more confident in myself and my gifts. So I decided to reread Joyce Meyer's book, The Confident Woman. In it, she highlights 7 secrets of a truly confident woman and I immediately knew it was something I wanted to share with you!
If you don't know Joyce Meyer's story, it will definitely shock you. Seeing how she stands in front of thousands of people and fearlessly teaches all over the world, you would never guess that she was sexually abused as a child by her own father and divorced from her first marriage by the age of 23.
And that's just the short version of her testimony. She's endured and recovered from so many things in her life and has still been able to successfully heal and find love again all while living out a globally impactful purpose. She was even able to forgive her father, lead him to Christ, and take care of him during the final years of his life.
Sooo yeah, if I'm taking lessons in confidence from anyone it's going to be her! Not to mention she keeps it ALL the way real. So if more confidence is what you're after, then here are 7 qualities you need to adopt immediately.
1. A confident woman knows she is loved
She doesn't fear being unloved, because she knows first and foremost that God loves her unconditionally. To be whole and complete, we need to know we are loved - Joyce Meyer
This made a lightbulb turn on for me personally. It's impossible to be confident without understanding that you are loved, even if you aren't yet who you think you should be.
For most of my life, I've felt like I needed to earn the love of others by being perfect and performing well, even in my relationship with God. But once I understood that God loves me the same whether I do everything wrong or everything right, it gave me the freedom to live more confidently instead of constantly walking on eggshells.