The confidence that each person displays stems from somewhere or something, whether it be hair, makeup or physical appearance.
Today I saw a young lady walking with so much confidence but all I could do was stop and stare. She walked as though she had an army behind her. After staring at her and dwelling on the confidence that she displayed, I eventually went up to her and complimented her on the way she walks. Later I continued to think about how I could have that level of confidence that she displayed. I decided to pray and ask God for that level of confidence, then I read 1 John 2:6 (KJV);
“The one who says he resides in God ought himself to walk just as Jesus walked”
This scripture reminded me that all I need to do is keep focused on Jesus, and know that God is walking with me (Joshua 1:9). I believe that young lady knew she resided in God, and a host of angels are always standing guard around her. It then dawned on me that there is one other source that I took for granted, the Holy Spirit.
The confidence isn’t from you but rather found in God; other words for confidence are trust, belief and faith. This is what God requires us to have in Him, so that when we have trust, belief and faith in God, we can truly have confidence in ourselves, not because we know best but because the Holy Spirit now resides in us.
“For we walk by faith, not by sight” 2 Corinthians 5:7 (KJV)
The confidence that each person displays stems from somewhere; as a child of God our confidence must come from God and our faith, trust and belief in Him.