And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith. (KJV)
Today, I learned a valuable lesson. People sometimes mistake Self-Confidence for Self-Center.
We have defined ourselves with all these titles and accolades to make our lives “appear” to be wonderful, when in all essence, we don’t have enough of a resume to fulfill these titles we want to hold. With that being said, we end up confusing Self-Confidence with Self-Center.
Being Self-Centered stems from our ego; causing us to be stuck in our own world never growing or evolving. We spend countless amounts of time telling people how good we are while taking no one else in account accept ourselves–believing we are higher than everyone else for no obvious reason.
Confidence is a strategical and crucial key in our lives that unlock and open many doors to our destiny–while being considerate and careful not to tread on the rights of others, true Self-Confidence stems from within; a truer, quiet and soothing place, evoking feelings of love and security in one self and in others also.
So, I say, a lesson well learned today. My Self-Confidence should shine so bright that it brings out the best in others; encouraging growth. This lesson has made me more aware and always check my “ego” at the door. There is no room in the Ministry that God has call us into for our Egos and God.
Continue To Be Blessed and Highly Favored in God!
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Reblogged this on mommaj501's Blog and commented:
So many of us fall into this category. So I humble myself and allow God to use me to encourage other’s where I go. Not thinking more highly of myself than I ought. But praising God for those He has allowed to cross my path to encourage them on their journey towards Him. I must decrease so that He can increase.
mommaj501, I know what you mean; I am constantly checking myself to make sure that I don’t think more highly of myself than I ought to. I thank you for sharing. May you be at peace, may you be well and favored in God!
This is great, keep up the great inspiring work!!!
This is a great post!!
I have always battled with how I am being perceived and at times I have been called self-centered too. I was concerned on what was I displaying to others that made them assume I was self centered and just not confident?
What I have learned is at times is because my presence is so strong it effects people differently without changing who I am I have learned to “tone” down a bit. I have learn to acknowledge others opinion and possibly learn from them! !
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