My senior year in college, my friend, Linda, had a hand-crafted poster on her wall…
Our greatest strength is our greatest weakness
It has been almost 20 years since I first saw that quote on Linda’s wall. I thought, at the ripe-old age of 22, I knew the meaning behind the quote. Of course, I thought I knew a lot of things then….
This week, this quote came to mind again…. After a basket-making marathon on Thursday, my basket guru, Anne, commented on how confident I am (obviously, I need to spend more time with Anne…). She said, “You just exude confidence…”
Yeah… well… I guess to most people I do…
I told her of Linda’s quote and how my greatest strength is my greatest weakness.
Yes… I act confident because I hate to be seen as weak.
Yes.. I appear like I know what I’m doing because I hate to fail.
Yes… I can pull it off… most of the time.
Yes… I often think I have the ability to do more than I actually can.
…and… yes… I have a God who pulls me out of more messes than I can ever remember and a man who is willing to clean up after me….
and if I act confident… I can pretend that no one knows how deeply insecure I truly am