You know how when you bake a cake you have to put the flour, sugar, eggs, butter, milk, and baking soda all together? And you know what happens if you leave out the baking soda? THE CAKE DOESN’T RISE. Instead of a cake, you have a sweet, dense, chewy, somewhat edible, frisbee.
Today is the last ingredient for our confidence cake. It is ESSENTIAL. It will help you RISE in confidence and PRESS PLAY on life! Are you ready for that super-important, last ingredient? Here it is:
God loves you no matter what.
That’s right. God loves you whether you have that confident swagger or if you’ve been knocked down once again. He loves you when you’re on PLAY just as much as when you’re on PAUSE. GOD LOVES YOU ALL THE TIME NO MATTER WHAT. Check this verse out:
I am absolutely sure that not even death or life can separate us from God’s love. Not even angels or demons, the present or the future, or any powers can separate us (Romans 8:38).
That right there is the last ingredient—the knowledge that no matter what happens, nothing will ever separate you from God’s love.
Go ahead and think of the worst thing you have ever done. Yup. That thing that you haven’t told anyone about. That didn’t separate you from the love of God. Think of another one. Nope. That didn’t separate you from God’s love either. God loves you no matter what.
Think about this: What are some things you do that make you feel further from God?
It could be arguing with your siblings. It could be gossiping about your friends. It could be stealing from your parents. It could be cheating on your homework. Anything like that.
Now, I want you to pray this prayer with me, putting your answer into the blank:
Dear Jesus, I’m so grateful that You came to save me and give me freedom. I want to confess to You that when I __________________, I feel separated from You. Thank You for teaching me that is a lie. I replace that lie with the truth that nothing can separate me from You and that You love me no matter what. Thank You for always being with me and never leaving. I love You, and I pray these things in Jesus’s name. Amen.
Now KEEP praying that prayer until you believe it. No, I don’t mean over and over again right now. You can eat and sleep and stuff. Just pray it every day. A few times a day. Until you know and FEEL it is true. God is with you. He will never leave. And God loves you no matter what.
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About this Plan
We all want our children to have the confidence they need to thrive. Confident kids make friends easily, advocate for others,...
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