i think sometimes as christians we're told that confidence is a bad thing. we equate confidence with pride and are swift to caution that "pride cometh before a fall." [proverbs 16]
in some ways, that is true.
and yet i have been challenged this week to believe that we are called to be confident. what it comes down to is who it is in. too much confidence in ourselves does lead to pride.
but blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. [jeremiah 17:7]
we are promised that "the Lord will be [our] confidence and will keep [our feet] from being snared." [proverbs 3:26]
confidence in God is a beautiful relationship. it is a good and right thing.
fear grows in a heart that lacks confidence. it feeds on timidity.
but He has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power, love and self discipline. [2 timothy 1:7]
today i encourage you to not be afraid to be confident, but to place it in the One who is worthy.