One Truth Worth Remembering When Facing Insecurity

JasmineMay 28, 2021

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If you’ve ever wondered why I hadn’t posted blogs as often as I did when I first started this blog, this post will cover that. Basically, I would wonder if the content I was putting out was good enough. At times I convinced myself that what I had to say didn’t matter. Due to those thoughts and beliefs, I’d feel blocked whenever I tried to write something new. I felt as though I had nothing worth saying, so I didn’t post anything until I thought it was worth posting.

To give it a name, I was INSECURE

The thing is, I wasn’t only insecure where blogging is concerned. Insecurities also met me in other areas of life: my friendships, career, and even my walk with God. In talking with a friend recently about a project I’m hoping to release soon, I realized what part of the issue was. I wanted to have the answer and share as though I had it all together instead of allowing myself to be vulnerable and authentic. I didn’t want to expose the messiness or the hard times. I wanted to have an answer and leave it at that. 

The crazy thing is that I desire to be completely authentic and vulnerable—to a healthy extent, at least. Because the truth is I don’t know it all, and I don’t have it all together. But that’s okay because God never asked me or any of us to have it all together to do what He’s asked us to do. God isn’t surprised by where we’re at in life. He only asks us to trust Him.

Insecurity is a lack of confidence which fully describes where I was. I lacked confidence in being a friend, a writer, and doing most things. I wanted so badly to be perfect and to have it all together that I failed to realize that I already had all that I needed. Jesus is the friend that sticks closer than a brother (Proverbs 18:24), and HE LIVES IN ME, so I’m empowered to be a good friend. That doesn’t mean I’ll be perfect, but it does mean that God will work in me and with me to be the best friend I can be. And with His help, I can’t fail! 

God doesn’t call the qualified; He qualifies the called. Because He’s called me to my current career, He’ll qualify me for it. In fact, God isn’t looking for ability; He’s looking for availability. On the other side of my yes to God is God’s help for me. I don’t believe that God will send us anywhere without His help to be where He sends us. When we take time to consider what’s in front of us in light of the One who’s called us to it, we’ll find that His presence goes with us every time. He’s promised never to leave us nor forsake us (Deuteronomy 31:6), and because He’s faithful to His Word, that promise is true every time. 

I am created in the image of God, the CREATOR of the universe. This fact alone can empower anyone to greatness. But I felt like my creativity was nonexistent at times. Sometimes I’d have things to share, while at other times, I couldn’t form the words to write. The problem was I was trying to sound like I had it all together. Again I say, I DON’T HAVE IT altogether. Here’s my heart’s desire: I want to encourage everyone who reads my blog, be it from the victory side of things or me sharing all of the in-between moments too! Because honestly, every victory has also had in-between moments

I’d also gotten into pride. I thought I had it all together. Now, I’m not failing or falling apart, but I wanted to clarify that I’m not perfect, although I’m sure you knew that already, lol! But I’d gotten a little full of myself. Jesus clearly states that apart from Him, we can do nothing. Meanwhile, I was trying to write and create apart from Him instead of with the reality of Him in me. It was all unintentional, I’d never want to do anything without Jesus, but my actions said otherwise.

I’m thankful that God doesn’t condemn us for missing it; He loves us back on track!! So, I repented and asked for His help. It’s God who writes through me and who’s given me the gift to write in the first place. I’m made in HIS image; He’s not made in mine. So it stands to reason that I should consult with the One whose image I bear instead of simply relying on myself because it is in HIM that I live and move and have my being!

Here’s the ultimate truth; Christ IN us is the only empowerment we need. When we’re seeking to do His will, and we know our intentions are good, we can’t miss it—or Him. When insecurity comes—because it will—we can allow that to be a sign that we may have forgotten Who’s with us. We don’t have to question our abilities because the One Who is with us will always empower us to do what is pleasing to Him. (Philippians 2:13

Encouraging Scriptures:

One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother. (Proverbs 18:24)

Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” (Deuteronomy 31:6)

For it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose. (Philippians 2:13)

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