Which Comes First: Self-Confidence or God-Confidence?

We daily choose between self-confidence, self-assurance, and self-esteem or God-confidence, God-assurance, and God-esteem.

It's a matter of what comes first:

When we accomplish something in God’s power, according to His purposes, depending on Him and giving Him the glory, we’ll naturally feel better about ourselves.

If we put ourselves first, doing things in our power, according to our purposes, depending on our strength, we either become discouraged or conceited.

Success should make us grateful to God, but our self-worth should not depend on it.

Our opinion of ourselves should be based on our faith, not our skills, intellect, or accomplishments:

“Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you.” Romans 12:3

When someone says, “You can do anything you set your mind to do,” we should respond, “I can do anything God has called me to do as long as I depend on His strength, not my own.”
I encourage you to read these thought-provoking devotions as well:
I Love Me!
6 Ways the Self-Esteem Movement Contradicts Scripture
8 Narcissist Problems

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