Let’s Define Confidence God’s Way

Updated: Apr 22, 2021

Let’s define confidence. What does confidence mean to you? In my opinion, it meant never showing my weaknesses, letting others know my doubts, and pretending that it was all good in front of others.

My understanding of confidence meant that I had to keep myself distant from others’ insecurities. I applied to jobs with this same mindset, and I was trusted to perform in every one of them, even when I didn’t have the experience to accomplish the tasks; and this was because of the mask I wore.

Some of you may relate to my journey in one way or another; maybe it wasn’t the way you showed up for a job. Still, it was when you were meeting someone you love, or perhaps it was trying to fit into the popular crowd; either way, the fear of your insecurities has to lead you to show up in a way your insecurities still drive you to show up.

Here is what Google has to say about the meaning of Confidence

  • Confidence: it’s the feeling or belief that one can rely on someone or something; firm trust.

"We had every confidence in the staff."

  • It’s the state of feeling sure about the truth of something.

"it is not possible to say with confidence how much of the increase in sea levels is due to melting glaciers."

  • It’s a feeling of self-assurance arising from one's appreciation of one's abilities or qualities.

"she's brimming with confidence."

As I dive deeper into the meaning of confidence and look back at my life before I knew about my identity in Christ, I asked myself, is it possible to genuinely have this confidence level in oneself and others?