It’s Okay to Be Confident

I was just sitting here in my room at my desk thinking of something I could inspire people with. I read my cousin Michael’s blog just before writing this (it’s awesome). He was talking about our worth, and that’s what I’m going to talk about.

I really love when people share what’s on their heart. One of the things I love most in people is genuineness. I love when people just share whatever is on their heart. I want to be around people that are real; people who don’t put up walls. I’m still learning to do it and slowly getting better. But, I want to be in a place where I can be real about where I’m at and not be afraid to share it.

So, somehow what I’m trying to get at is this connection with being fully who I was made to be by seeing my worth.

One of my biggest desires is to have confidence in who I am. You know those people that are really confident. Everyone knows who they are (and you can identify the difference between confidence from pride). They don’t worry about what other people think. I don’t mean in an arrogant way – they still have compassion and connect with people – but I desire to be confident in myself, my gifts, everything that I am. And I feel like most of us live with this low view of ourselves. We are so afraid of being prideful that we put this ceiling above us to “protect” ourselves from that pride.

I want to see myself rightly. Cause I know God doesn’t create things that He isn’t absolutely passionate and excited about. So, I know there is so much more that I am not seeing in myself. It’s so easy to see it in other people, but why can’t we see it in ourselves?

The other day I was thinking about getting married…no, I’m not just going to go out and decide propose to a girl this week…but I was just imagining what it will be like when I get married and what it will be like. Pretty clearly I felt God say to me, “You are going to be a treasure to someone.”

That was definitely God. Cause I’ve never had that thought. Which is kinda weird and shows how low of a view I have of myself. I’ve always thought about how amazing my wife is going to be, but never that fact that I would be worth something to her. I’m pretty excited now, knowing that I really have something worth giving to someone else. We need to shatter that false ceiling above us and absolutely love who we are. We all have far more worth than we know.

I’m finding it’s okay to love who God made us to be. It’s okay to know our strengths and be confident in them. We are attracted to confidence for a reason. Jesus was so confident in who He was, and He was the most humble man to live. We desperately need to know how God sees us. I know I definitely need to know what He sees in me when He looks at me. It’s then that I will be confident in who I am.

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