If you are human, then you wrestle with insecurity. Even as an incredibly confident person, if you are truly honest, you have moments and areas in your life where you are owned by fear and uncertainty.
Insecurity screams in our face, “You have to be someone special. You have to makeup for your lack. You have to prove yourself.” And so, believing the lie, we make it our life-long ambition to achieve that status and prove to the world we are valuable.
We stay up at night…
Our minds are consumed with trying to become who we really want to be…
Who the world says we need to be…
And rarely do we consider who the Lord created us to be.
George MacDonald, mentor to C.S. Lewis, nailed it with this revolutionary truth, that could change your day and maybe even your life:
“I would rather be what God chose to make me than the most glorious creature that I could think of; for to have been thought about, born in God’s thought, and then made by God, is the dearest, grandest, and most precious thing in all of thinking.”
Gosh, how incredible is that!!! Talk about an insecurity-shattering truth!
So, when insecurity screams in your face, “You have to be someone special. You have to makeup for your lack. You have to prove yourself.”
Boldly proclaim this gospel truth right back in its face, “I am someone special. I lack nothing. I have nothing to prove.” For this is the identity of a child of God.
Spirit help your kids live in this reality today…that in Jesus, we are fully loved and fully accepted. Father thanks for loving ME…not a future version of me…or the me when I get to heaven, but the today, me…with all my sin and all my baggage and all my fears and insecurities. Thank you that in Jesus, you have put away my sin and set me free to be everything you dream for me to be by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Psalm 139:16–17 (ESV)
16 Your eyes saw my unformed substance;
in your book were written, every one of them,
the days that were formed for me,
when as yet there was none of them.
17 How precious to me are your thoughts, O God!
How vast is the sum of them!
To hear more on the topic of insecurity, listen to “The Truth about Insecurity,” a teaching I gave recently at North Church.