I know a lot of people that walk through life with an extraordinary amount of confidence. They’re confident with their skills, themselves, their lives, their futures. It isn’t cocky. It isn’t obnoxious.
I understand that self-assured confidence can make one cocky, obnoxious, annoying and whatever other word you can think of. I don’t agree with this kind of confidence. The more highly you think of yourself, the harder you fall when someone/something knocks you off your pedestal.
I like and admire a person with confidence.
And it hurts when I see it in you but you don’t.
See, I know I’m blessed to play the piano. I know that my fingers move over a set of ivories because He gave me the ability. Hence, I play with absolute confidence because I know, accept and understand why I can play the way I do.
My confidence rests in the hands of the One who created me. He saw fit to gift me and I am honored to hone this gift.
So where does your confidence lie? Does it rest in what you think you can do? Or does it rest in what you know you can do and why you can do it?
Here’s to never forgetting where your confidence comes from. And here’s to knowing that the One who gifted you has also given gifted you with confidence to hone your gift.