Confidence misplaced is arrogance and a complete lack of dependence on God. We’ve all seen that kind of leader. Nope, don’t want to be that guy.
But the ragingly insecure leader, whose every word and action is colored by his or her lack of confidence is equally undesirable. I’ve been around those leaders plenty, and I can’t trust them. I never know if what they’re saying is actually true.
So this must be one of those tensions to be nurtured, rather than problems to be solved. I need to bring my insecurity to God, as well as my confidence. I have to cultivate dependence and assurance.