Ps 71:5 - "For You are my hope; O Lord GOD, You are my confidence from my youth." NASU
The best way to gain confidence in your abilities is put them into practice. In other words, execute your abilities in the areas you need to increase your confidence. The more you practice or execute your abilities the more your confidence will grow.
If you ever have the opportunity to watch a high school or college wrestling team you will see them doing something known as "drilling". When the wrestlers are "drilling" they are doing the same move over and over again to the point that it becomes automatic.
When I became a believer I was a few months away from turning 24 years old and I must admit I didn't immediately have 100% confidence in God in all things. It took me quite a few years to be able to say I have 100% confidence in God in all things.
How will your confidence in God increase?
It has been my experience your confidence in God will grow as you walk with Him through your trials of life. Life has a way of putting some enormous pressures on us. Some of these pressures may be financial, health or family and they are so extreme we believe they are going to kill us.
It is when we are experiencing these difficult times that our confidence in God has an avenue for growth.
Don't detest the trials of life that you experience. Instead, see them as a great opportunity for you to increase your confidence in what God is able to do.
To be the best you can be you need confidence in yourself and in God.
Think On These:
The strength that comes from confidence can be quickly lost in conceit.
A good leader inspires men to have confidence in him; a great leader inspires men to have confidence in themselves.
Gary A. Serago
Minister of God's Word
Gary A Serago.