Confidence is key, The best thing you can wear is confidence. Those are phrases I’ve heard scattered throughout my childhood. The Idea of Confidence is good but when we talk about the source of confidence is when the water becomes murky. Where do I pull this confidence from? Who should I place it in? Anytime I propose the question what is the source of our confidence? They say something like believe in Yourself? Confidence comes from Within?
As I get older I notice while that sounds good it’s not actually biblical. The bible teaches us the complete opposite. A great illustration of this is Psalms 23. This scripture is basically just bragging on the goodness and love of God which you receive after you place full confidence in him. From a believers perspective. It’s Like the Benefits of allowing God to guide and love you it shows that God will love you into submission and not force it on you. It also shows you how you can rest in confidence of Gods ability.
“23 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. 2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. 3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. 4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. 5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. 6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.” Psalm 23
As you start to walk with God you will find comfort in his rod and staff ( which symbolizes his power) Youll start to see how miraculous he is and how powerless we are in comparison to him which will bring you peace and Joyknow that he will be with you when you need to access his stregth and power. This is when the sanctification process begins in my opinion. When you’re hit with the realization of I can’t conquer my problems alone. When you are humble enough to admit that you’re not capable of getting through life based on your own might, therefore, you hand your life over to Christ who will start to lead you down a righteous path.