I’m sure I didn’t have it when I was in my twenties…
and I’m not talking about that cocky, Trump-y kind of confidence, but the quiet stuff that blooms from deep inside once certain weeds have been pulled:
those would be the weeds of self-doubt,
the exhausting need to “measure up”
and caring too much about what others think.
Maybe it happened around the time I entered into a lasting, serious, covenant relationship with Christ. You see, as a Christian, my identity is found in this:
You don’t need to be perfect if you are forgiven and this freedom is heavenly Miracle-Grow® for a human being’s heart and soul. When our most basic need to be accepted and loved is fully met in Christ, it allows us to operate from an unshakable foundation of assurance which in turn generates a gentle, non threatening yet powerful sense of self-confidence.
The best part of this confidence is that it attracts those looking for friendship, safe harbor, honest council and authentic relationships. It is rich soil in which to grow a purposeful, fruitful life.