3 Questions to Uproot Insecurity

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Though many of us project confidence, insecurity gets the best of us at times. And, the enemy of our souls loves it when we become tangled in self-doubt, feelings of failure and constantly seeking reassurance. 

The Prophet Jeremiah paints a different picture for us. He wrote,  “But blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit” (Jeremiah 17:7-8).  This is a picture of holy confidence that is firmly rooted in our truest identity.  

What if you could navigate life with that type of confidence? 

I believe in order to do that we have to do some internal work under the direction of the Holy Spirit. In our humanness, we crave significance, importance and value. However, God says you are significant – He set His affection on you. (Ephesians 1:4). He calls you precious and honored. (Isaiah 43:4). We need to completely uproot insecurity in our lives so that we can remain firmly planted in holy confidence. 

So, where does all the insecurity come from? Great question! Certainly from the enemy; however, we often give him an open door to our souls. In order to figure out if you’ve left the door open to insecurity here are 3 questions to ask yourself:  

3 Questions to Uproot Insecurity

What lies am I believing? Our culture feeds us lies all the time. You may have believed some of these lies. “Fulfillment lies in achievement.” Or, “perfect appearance is fundamental to your value.” Or, “the measure of a good parent is how obedient your kids are.”  All of these may sound good, but they’re not true. God’s Word is the source of our truth. His Word says you are valuable because you are created in God’s image (Genesis 1:27). His word says, achievement does not influence how much God loves you (Romans 5:8). His Word says you are fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139:14). His Word teaches that God was the perfect parent but his kids sure messed up in the garden (Genesis 3). Friend, uproot the lies you’ve believed, and get back to the truth of God’s word. 

Who am I comparing myself with? Comparison is incredibly dangerous to our souls and opens the door to all manner of insecure thoughts. Jesus told a whole story about the problem of comparison. Read Matthew 20:1-16. If you want to be less insecure, stop comparing and start praising God for all He’s allowed in your life.  

What have I tied my identity to? So often our identity is tied to what we do or who we know. However, your true identity is that you are a beloved child of God. You are chosen, holy and dearly loved (Colossians 3:17). When you find yourself tempted to attach your identity to what you do, or who you know, remind yourself, your truest identity is that you are a beloved child of God. Celebrate and let go of insecurity! 

Friend, if you’ve believed the lies of our culture, or found yourself comparing, or have tied your identity to something other than God, it’s time to shut the door. According to God’s word you have every reason to be confident. When the enemy comes knocking, don’t let him in. Instead, claim the truth of scripture over your mind and heart.

Coming this Spring!  Girlfriend Gathering Bible Study #2 – Tethered Trust. Discover with your friends the beauty of the names of Jesus as revealed in Isaiah 9:6. 

This week on the Connected Mom Podcast we’re talking with Michelle Cox about keeping hope alive in every season of Motherhood. 

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