I went to a blogging conference last year. Prior to that weekend, I hadn’t met any of my blog peeps in-person. And let me tell you, underneath all the fun and laughs and coffee, I battled a dose of insecurity before and during the conference. (Masked well in the Smilebooth.)
Thinking on that wrestling I did with insecurity honestly makes me mad — at myself, at satan, at…whoever else I can point the finger. Because Jesus didn’t die so that we would live a doubtful, self-focused existence.
He came and died and defeated sin so that we would find all security in Him. He places His Spirit within us so that we would walk these short days bold and sure, regardless of what we own and regardless of what others think.
Ugh. Insecurity. I picture a wolf disguised as a frail, little old lady. It seems meek and inoffensive at first glance, but in actuality it destroys us from the inside out. Therefore it must die.
Put to death therefore what is earthly in you…
I’m going to that same conference again this week. Woo to the hoo, Allume girls! But I definitely don’t want to waste time with insecurity while I’m there. So here are a few things I’m choosing to remember.
God’s got awesome, eternal things on today’s agenda.
Wherever today takes you or me, He goes before us. And He’s always working. Whether at a conference or in the grocery store, He has eternal things set aside for you and I to do. He has carved divine appointments into today. We just have to follow His lead — eyes on Him instead of consumed with us — and confidently walk in them. (Ephesians 2:10)
Your Daddy is King. That’s royalty.
In Christ, we’re daughters of the King. We have a royal inheritance. Our Daddy rules. Hang out with those thoughts for a while and insecurity has to bow.
Nearly every other woman in the room battles insecurity on some level.
We’re not alone. That “perfect” woman who always seems to say the “perfect” witty thing at the “perfect” moment, more often than not struggles with insecurity. And remembering that encourages me. (Maybe because misery loves company.) Instead of comparing, let’s pray for our sisters.
Girlfriend, you have some cuteness goin’ on.
I know this seems so superficial, but ladies, there’s something woven deep in the fabric of a woman that wants to be named “beautiful.” And I honestly believe that each of us are beauty. Not only internally because of Him, but externally because God designed us. And He does amazing things. Granted I struggle to believe it at times, because my eyes fall down to this planet and I’m tempted to compare myself. But I’m just sayin’, you have some cuteness, girlfriend.
God made each of us unique. And He did so on purpose. We’ll bring the greatest blessing upon ourselves, and pour out the greatest blessing on each other, when we stop comparing and start living confident in what He says about us.
Fill me, Lord…
How have you battled with insecurity?
What lies have you believed?
What truths can you meditate upon to “put to death” that insecurity?