A War Against Insecurity
Raise your hand if you’ve ever felt insecure. Now picture me flailing both my hands in the air, because Lord knows, I have been there a bajillion times.
But, I have decided that I am in an all out war against insecurity. I am so tired of being weighed down by it- in all its variations:
That horrible, nasty insecurity that comes out when you start to feel threatened when your friend shines. That insecurity that makes you feel like you NEED someone to notice you. That insecurity that makes you horrible at making decisions because you’re constantly afraid you will choose the wrong route. That insecurity that nags at you and makes you wonder if your man thinks that girl is prettier than you even if there's nothing there to make you think that. That insecurity that says, “You. Are. Not. Enough.”
I mean, YIKES, right? Insecurity is icky, deceitful, manipulative and disastrous. But my hope is that we grow to know that we are known, loved, beautiful and treasured.
Friends, I know how hard it is to fight insecurity - it's like a plague in our souls, eating away at us day after day, whispering one lie after another. But, there really is some good Truth to help us fight it.
Check this out in Hebrews 6:17-20:
"Because God wanted to make the unchanging nature of his purpose very clear to the heirs of what was promised, he confirmed it with an oath. God did this so that, by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled to take hold of the hope set before us may be greatly encouraged. We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain, where our forerunner, Jesus, has entered on our behalf."
When you start to ask, "Am I enough?" and "Am I loved?" I just want to encourage you to memorize that sentence: "We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and SECURE." I want you to know I don't have this 100% down. I'm telling you this right as I'm telling myself: no person or situation will ever give you the kind of everlasting security that God can. If you throw your anchor out, searching for something that will keep you secure, something that will hold you down even when mighty winds blow, I promise you, Jesus will be the strongest, sturdiest ground you can set your anchor on.
I wanna leave y'all with a little challenge: let's commit to helping our sisters fight insecurity. Let's go into battle against insecurity together. Be the championing friend that says, "Girlfriend, you're outrageously beautiful and you are so loved." Let's remind one another about the hope we have as the best anchor for our soul- Jesus.