Do You Need to be Confident?
Do you need to be confident? Have confidence? Short answer is yes, but long answer is: yes, just not in yourself.
With confidence in self comes the anticipated and highly motivated insecurities about ones self. Regardless of how “confident” a person you may think you are; you still have some lurking fear about yourself.
Bear with me hear. Confidence is merely a way to boost morale. To focus on self. Almost a narcissistic reaction. I will say it’s important to have confidence but it is not important or even beneficial to place that confidence in yourself.
If you give your trust to the right person, Jesus; your life can go from “what if I can’t,” to “maybe I can’t but HE can.” Christ can and will do anything in His will. If I am confident in His capabilities then I become accepting of who He made me to be.
I am imperfect and sometimes I will fail. Sometimes I will make an ass out of myself. Sometimes I will screw up royally! I will fall on my face and become embarrassed. I am perfectly capable of worrying myself into a depressive and anxious state. It really does NOT matter how confident I am in myself. I will still fail. I will still trail into anxiety. I will still tell myself I’m not good enough.
Confidence in myself does not change the fact that I’m human and sometimes people are mean. Confidence in Christ changes how I carry on despite my failures or the hurtful people of the world.
The only way my fears and insecurities have been overcome is through the overcoming of death by my Savior.
**This is my conclusion and thoughts to the devotional based on Jill Savage’s “No More Perfect Moms”, **