Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Get Confident But Not Arrogant

As we get better at any area of life, it helps to maintain perspective. Being humble has its place. Paul says, "Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment" (Rom. 12:3). As we get better at certain things, we tend to improve in our confidence, and that's all well and good. But sometimes the opposite takes place. Success leads to overconfidence and arrogance. Thankfully, as we mature, we can gain a healthier perspective on life. We are perhaps better able to look at ourselves objectively and realistically. My goal isn't to say that we should never feel confident. However, Paul (and the Lord) calls us to humility (or at least having a correct awareness of our abilities). Please be kind toward those who are struggling to get to where you are in the process. Guys, let's model masculinity without machismo!