Confidence or Conceit?
Whenever I’ve thought too highly of myself, I’ve been proven wrong by humbling circumstances.
Rather than a ‘Look what I can do’ attitude (Isa 5:21), things work out better when I carry on with the belief that ‘I can do all things through Christ.’ (Php 4:13).
When it’s going good – It’s not because of me, it’s because of Him.
If I find myself getting offended (Psa 119:165), I soon realize I’m being filled with my own pride.
In Prov 28:11, we read:
The rich man is wise in his own conceit; but the poor that hath understanding searcheth him out.
Are we filled with confidence or conceit?
Even if I get a pat on the back (from someone else, not myself), I try to reflect the credit up (so as not to reject it altogether).
Through Jesus, I can be securely confident. On my own accord, I am foolishly conceited.