Many coaches and self-help gurus tell folks to believe in themselves and they will accomplish great things. But God says believe in Jesus and you can do all things through Christ who strengthens you! While I don't discount that confidence can help achievement, my confidence comes from the Lord. My trust is in Him and my belief is in Jesus. Having confidence can only take you so far in life's journey. Your faith and belief in God Almighty is what can carry you through the rest of the way. I don't think most people mean to discount the power of the Lord in our lives when they say this, but words mean things and I do think that Christians can forget who is in charge and who should be in charge of our lives. We can so easily stumble ourselves thinking we can or should do everything on our own. We forget that our strength comes from Him. When things are difficult, we can forget to communicate with the Lord not just to ask Him to meet our needs or the desires of our hearts, but to hear in which direction He wants us to go. A reminder from the folks at Art of Eloquence.com!