Prideful Arrogance vs Confident Humility

Thursday, September 24, 2009
I have this struggle in my mind about getting personal satisfaction about doing a good job or coming through for someone when they need me. I feel like God has equipped me with certain abilities, strengths, and gifts in order to lead others to Him and do well at whatever is put in front of me. However, I sometimes feel guilty for being confident and wonder if I'm confusing my confidence with pride.

Then there's the humility vs arrogance struggle. I often fear that my confidence comes off as arrogance. When I'm perceived as arrogant, I immediately lose influence. It think its obvious that people will follow confident leaders, not arrogant ones.

Do any of you struggle with prideful arrogance vs confident humility? If so, what personal disciplines do you practice to keep these things in check?