When we become confident in who God made us, we find HIS destiny for our life. The song “Try” by Colbie Caillat, is such a great example of what so many of us do–we “try” to be everything we’re not–just so people will love us. And sadly, most of the time we don’t even like who we become after we’ve become what we think they want! What “they” want always changes! God never changes and what He wants is for us to be exactly who He created us to be. When our confidence comes from God, we desire to be exactly what HE designed us to be because we trust who He made us. We no longer get our confidence from the fickle crowd. When we draw close to God, He becomes our source of confidence. When God is our source of confidence, then our only fear is–not what the crowd thinks–but being without Him. The Bible says: “In the fear of the Lord one has strong confidence, and his children will have a refuge.” (Proverbs 14:26) “Fearing” the Lord is having an awe and respect for Him which comes from spending time in His presence. As we spend time with Him, we begin to understand the truth about Him–and ourselves–and we become supremely confident in our identity as His child. Confidence from God cradles us at night and empowers us by day. We’re not wadded up trying to live like someone we were never created to be. God wants to take away our fear and replace it with the confidence of living in the unique perfection of who He made us. Our confidence in Him makes us confident in who He made us. His Word promises us: “being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 1:6) When we’re close to God, we become ALL we were made to be!