Confidence in God

Oh, how great peace and quietness would he possess who should cut off all vain anxiety and place all his confidence in God. (Thomas à Kempis, 15th century German-Dutch churchman)

Many people are so concerned about their self-image that they miss a more important issue. When we are unduly concerned about how people think of us and whether we are perceived as successful, we can become anxious and often less productive. But when our confidence (faith) is in God, we will humbly leave our image issues to Him.

Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up in honor. (James 4:10)