Friday, March 15, 2013

Overcoming Insecurities

So you don’t feel “good enough”. You are continually disappointing yourself, and other people.

You don’t feel like you’re at the place in life you should be.

Maybe there have been wounds in your life that you’ve never taken care of. Maybe as you try and move on from one season of life to the next, you can’t. You’re still hurting.

You look around at all the people you know who are doing fine. Everyone’s doing fine. You’ve had so many of those “secret” meetings with God where you cry out, asking for him to pay attention to you for once, but you don’t see him. You can’t feel him.

It’s a hard place to be. Even when you’re a Christ follower, it’s easy to feel far from him. It’s easy to feel that you have nothing left to hold on to.

I know it’s hard to be preached at. No one likes that when they’re walking through crap. But I think it’s so important to call things what they are. It’s so important to see life through the lens of truth.

“And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free..” (John 8:32).

This verse has been such a huge comfort to me. Friend, when you know the TRUTH about who you are- everything else changes. The truth is, YOU MATTER. Without you, this world would not be the same. You impact all the people around you more deeply than any celebrity, fancy preacher, speaker, or modern day hero. Life is a ripple effect. You may never know just how many people you impact, and how in turn, those people will impact others. No one can be a better YOU. You are completely unique and completely significant.

The enemy looks at your greatest wound and just keeps jabbing at it. The moment you think you're okay, he re-opens an old wound. Maybe your wound is singleness. Maybe it’s rejection. Maybe it is guilt for something you did 10 years ago and can’t get over. Maybe your wound is a hurtful thing someone said to you, or just a deep personal failure. Know the truth. Let it set you free.

I posted this on Facebook a couple days ago, and I’ll say it again: When you allow Jesus to love you the way you need to be loved, you see more clearly the truth about who you are. Our worth is what God says it is. The moment we understand our significance, we become dangerous to the enemy. We are unstoppable through CHRIST who gives us the power. We are SONS and DAUGHTERS of the living GOD.

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