Daniel was incredible confident as a young leader. He wasn’t cocky, arrogant or masking some deep insecurities with an over-exaggerated “fake confidence.”
His confidence wasn’t in himself… it was in God.
Daniel knew he was loved very much by God. He knew he was called by God. He knew that the favor of God was on his life.
21 As I was praying, Gabriel, whom I had seen in the earlier vision, came…
22 He explained to me, “Daniel, I have come here to give you insight and understanding.
23 The moment you began praying, a command was given. And now I am here to tell you what it was, for you are very precious to God. Listen carefully so that you can understand the meaning of your vision.
11 …(He) said to me, “Daniel, you are very precious to God, so listen carefully to what I have to say to you. Stand up, for I have been sent to you.” When he said this to me, I stood up…
12 Then he said, “Don’t be afraid, Daniel. Since the first day you began to pray for understanding and to humble yourself before your God, your request has been heard in heaven. I have come in answer to your prayer.
19 “Don’t be afraid,” he said, “for you are very precious to God. Peace! Be encouraged! Be strong!”
As a leader, I must be confident… that God has called me, chosen me & loves me.