Have you ever met that Christian....you know who I am talking about...the one that has all the answers and is rather pushy with faith.  The one that is arrogant and acts like it regarding their belief. We have all met them. We don't like them, we secretly wonder if they know something we don't know... but basically we view them as the ones out there in the deep end. The media calls these Christians radical  and fanatic and they are the ones that give the rest of us Christians a bad reputation.

So the question I have to ask is this....when does confidence become arrogance?

Here are three thougths to help clearify the line between confidence and arrogance.

1. The difference between confidence and arrogance is your ability to clearly see your own weaknesses and your humility.

King David once asked why God even gave any thought to him. He humbly realized that in the grandness of the galaxy, man accounts for only a very very very small part. Your ability to see yourself in the larger picture will help keep you humble.

2. The difference between confidence and arrogance is your ability to clearly see your God given position and privileges.

God has made you a little lower than himself. The Lord put men and women in charge of the whole earth and gave us the authority over creation. What he did not do was make a you a God! Arrogance is believing you are something special because of you, confidence is knowing you are something special because of him.

3. The difference between confidence and arrogance is your ability to give all the glory to God.

The confidence is in who God is and arrogance rests in who you are. There is no middle ground.