Insecurity will keep you from the best of life… if you let it.
Insecurity is one of those things I’ve had to deal with my whole life. Living on the praise, criticism, opinion, love, hate, advice, or input of other flawed humans is just asking to be let down. To put it bluntly, insecurity sucks. It reminds me of that old Tool song, ‘Sober’… although the song is talking about something different, the line that sticks out to me is… “I will find a center in you, I will chew it up and leave, I will work to elevate you, Just enough to bring you down”.
Kinda says it all about insecurity. Insecurity drives at the center of who you are or who you were created to be. It’s a toxic ingredient that seeps into every area and relationship we have… if we let it.
“Only the insecure strive for security.” – Dr. Wayne Dyer
I’m not a fan of all Dyer’s stuff but he hit this one on the head. If we are striving for something then it means we’ve yet to attain it. If we are striving for financial security then we aren’t content in what God has provided. If we are striving for relational security then we don’t trust the one God has put in our life. Ultimately insecurity is birthed out of not being secure in Who God is and who He’s created us to be. This is such a great quote because for me it says that I am already secure. As a believer, I have security in a strong God and my need for affirmation, lasting affirmation, can only come from Him.
John 13:3… Jesus knew that the Father had put all things under his power, and that he had come from God and was returning to God;
So there are three things that will help us overcome insecurity. I have overcome insecurity step by step and am finding continued success in this area by looking at how Jesus dealt with it and knowing a few basic things. From this one passage we can see three vital principles that will help us overcome insecurity.
1. Jesus knew what… The first thing I’ve found in overcoming insecurity is to know what you’ve been given. We are children of the Most High God. We have been given dominion and authority over the power of the enemy and that includes fear and insecurity! When we know what we have been entrusted with, our view of ourself changes to the way God sees us.
2. Jesus knew who… The second thing is that Jesus not only knew what He had, but WHOSE He was! Know who you are. Knowing who your are takes knowing who you aren’t. You have purpose and no matter what it looks like right now or how insecure you may feel, you are God’s. 1 Cor. 7:23 Jesus knew he had come from God and so have you. You are birthed from heaven, don’t get bogged down in this day-to-day earthly life. Yes we must deal with the things of this world but remember to deal with it from a heavenly perspective!
3. Jesus knew where… Jesus knew where he was going… back to God! Think about that… If you have a relationship with God (if you don’t … click here for more information about doing that and let me know you’ve received Jesus!) but if you have a REALationship with God through Jesus Christ, you are returning to God! That right there should take a ton of pressure off. Not only are you returning to God, but He has given you something to do here on earth! God has a plan and He will help you know where to go.
I’ll say it again, insecurity sucks but you can overcome it anytime it tries to rear it’s oh-so-ugly head… by just KNOWING!
As a practice it would be helpful to confess these three points over your life every morning!
1. Thank you God that you have given me power to live victorious in this life! I have the resurrection power of Jesus living in me and I can overcome anything today! In Jesus’ Name!
2. Thank you God that my identity and security is found in Christ alone. No job, title, or person defines me today. I am defined by my Father in heaven as a child of God. I am protected, loved, and favored by Him. In Jesus’ Name!
3. Thank you God that my future is secure in you. I will not fear, doubt, or worry today because my destiny is in your hands. I trust you today Lord with everything. In Jesus Name!
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Please leave your thoughts if you feel led and let’s continue the conversation! May God bless you!