It has taken some time for me to get to the point in my life where I can post a blog like this. Oh, I don’t know why. I guess it is because it has taken me a long time to get over the issue of insecurity. It is like an old, warm, fuzzy blanket that you have been using for so long that you can’t just get rid of it.
Well, I am here to tell you! I am not hiding under that old blanket any longer! I pray for those of you who are reading this and struggle with the same insecurities. I pray that you would throw off that old, worn, ragged blanket and begin to walk with your head held high. And live the life God has intended you to live in Him.
Written the summer of 2010:
This weekend I had the awesome privilege of attending my first Beth Moore simulcast. The topic was ~so long insecurities~. It seems as if this topic has been one that has weighed me down throughout the years. I think something finally clicked this weekend: IT’S OK TO BE ME!
I don’t have to try to measure up to the views and opinions of the world today. I can live as the unique person God has created me to be. I don’t have to dress like, be the same size as, and have the same talents as the person next to me. Guess what? IT’S OK!
God made me my own unique person. He has given me a purpose in this world. And it’s ok if I am not perfect. Why? Because I serve a perfect God who said I am made righteous by Christ’s blood. Oh, I want to stand up from this chair and shout HALLELUJAH!
Do you understand that? It wasn’t because of anything I did. It was all based off of who Christ is. He died on the cross for my sins and rose from the dead so that I could have that new life in Him~ new identity in Him.
“If the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed” (John 8:36).
Yeah, something clicked that one hot summer day. Yes, there are some days I have to dismiss the lies the evil one tries to whisper in my ear. But overall, I’m walking with a new confidence and a new purpose in life.
So, if you see me walking by, smile at me! And instead of me burying my head in that old insecure little blanket, I will lift up my head and smile back because I’m free to be me.
So Long Insecurities ……….
Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ. Phil 1:6
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.1 Cor. 5:17