There lies strength in you; Why are you bowed and taken aback; Why are you a shadow of yourself; Why have you rendered the giant in you asleep, when you have all it takes to be audacious! Why should the past still cripple you, when Christ has visited it and made it new.
Getting the affirmation of people we love and respect is a great confidence booster. However, when we become addicted to their opinions and affirmations such that we second guess ourselves and subsequently become incapacitated when we don't get it, there is a huge problem! Our confidence and security should be rooted in God not in the opinions and affirmations of others or even ourselves. Our focus should be to please God.