November 5, 2009

Thoughts on Insecurity

by Ashley Jensen in Blog, Christianity, COMMUNICATE, LIFE, Struggles

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.

“Only the insecure strive for security.” – Dr. Wayne Dyer

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. I am overcoming insecurity step by step and am finding success by looking at how Jesus dealt with it and knowing a few basic things. Check it out…

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;

1. Jesus knew… The first thing I’ve found in overcoming insecurity is to know. Know who you are. Knowing who your are takes knowing who you aren’t.

2. Jesus knew who… The second thing is that Jesus not only knew who He was, but WHOSE He was! You are a child of God. 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

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) 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!

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