There is real confidence and there is false confidence!
True confidence stems from knowledge while false confidence which is usually lacking in knowledge stems from “gra-gra” or braggadocio. The 1st leads to success & honour, while the other leads to failure & disgrace. Invest in yourself and become as knowledgeable as possible in your field of endeavor, pray and step forward into 2018 confidently.
You will find that things will begin to work out beautifully.
But don’t let something you went through in 2017 knock out your confidence in this new year. Review objectively why things went wrong, learn the lesson, make the necessary adjustments and move on Confidently in 2020!
In all of this, don’t drift from confidence into Over-Confidence, that also leads to disaster.
BE CONFIDENT BUT HUMBLE, AND YOU HAVE IT MADE IN 2018.
HEB 10:35 (NKJV)
“Therefore do not cast away your confidence, which has great reward.”