The name behind it all
Well…my name is Lerato (LOVE) CONFIDENCE Moleli.
Growing up I used to hate my middle name (Confidence). Would give my mom grief about “this ridiculous word they just looked up in the dictionary and decided to call me by and include it in all my official documents.”
It was only a year ago when I received an emotional sms from mommy on my birthday, explaining why she named me ‘Confidence’, that I realised that it is only until you identify yourself with something that you take on it attributes.
A part of the sms read “You were tiny, helpless, innocent and very sweet and you were named Lerato Confidence. I named you Confidence because I knew that confidence is empowerment, if you are confident no one can take advantage of you, you are able to face anything in life without feeling intimidated.”
This was a reality check for me.
Had I “wore” this name with pride I would have not faced the confidence issues that I did growing up.
I wish to share what I have learnt over the years and hopefully I can help just one beautiful, marvelous and wonderful creation of God. Yes, that’s you!