"It is going to take a fair dose of humility to get us through life. And humility is no stranger to confidence. They are not only compatible, but they exist in a symbiotic relationship. In other words, they feed and nurture each other. Without true humility, we are insecure and constantly sensitive to the evaluations of other people. We are desperately afraid that they will not hold us in as high esteem as we hold ourselves. On the other hand, without an underlying confidence that comes from knowing who we are in Christ, we cannot afford to allow ourselves to “stoop down” and humble ourselves before God and people. Jesus is the greatest example we have of how one can be confident and humble at the same time." - Tom Sims, "The Confidence Factor"