Many people consider a lack of self-confidence a weakness, but it can actually be a good thing if it makes us depend more on Jesus. We always come out ahead when we depend on the Lord and turn to Him for the answers we need, because He’s a lot wiser and “stronger” than we could ever be on our own.
That’s the true strength of weakness—knowing that you need Him, that you need to turn to Him for the answers, and then doing that. You’re weak in yourself in that you don’t automatically feel like you know the answers or understand the situation or rely on your own ideas, but instead pray and ask Jesus. Your first reaction should always be to pray about things.
An excerpt of an interview with God
Interviewer: Most people want to be successful in life, even though their definitions of success vary. Lots of people would like to be rich or to achieve fame so that they are admired by others, perhaps even idolized. What do You regard as success?
God: To find and achieve your purpose for existence.
Fear of failure is a lack of faith and can actually cause failure; only faith succeeds.
Isaiah 7:9b: If you will not believe, Surely you shall not be established.
Matthew 13:58: Now He did not do many mighty works there because of their unbelief.