Insecurity makes us hold others back and limit their potential just so that we can feel better about ourselves. Insecurity makes us jealous of what others have. Insecurity makes us say horrible things about others so that we feel better about ourself. Insecurity makes us competitive and keeps us comparing ourselves with others Insecurity sounds like really hard work don’t you think? That amount of struggling and striving will definitely lead to a frustrated, unsatisfied life! If you struggle with insecurity why not tackle it now so you can be free?
We can’t walk around being insecure women, our identity needs to be placed firmly in our creator because we are made in His image. We are a reflection of Him. If you notice some of the above characteristics in you, why not ask the Holy Spirit to help you change them from today? No matter how much you might want to be someone else, you simply can’t be. God has created you the way you are. He has given you unique gifts, talents and abilities. God likes who He made you to be!!! Has that thought ever crossed your mind? God likes YOU! He loves you and is crazy about you just the way you are because He made you that way. God does not make mistakes. Or as a cute cartoon I once read said; “God don’t make no junk!”
So why not give up! Stop striving to be someone you are not. Rest in who you really are. If you are not sure who you really are because you have spent too many years trying to be someone else, find out by asking God to show you the truth of who He make you to be.
Do you remember that scene in Runaway Bride where Julia Roberts tries all the different types of eggs? She was always trying to be who she thought men wanted her to be so she said to each boyfriend that she like eggs cooked the same way they did. At the end of the movie she sat down with eggs cooked in all different ways and tasted them all so she could decide for herself how she like her eggs. This is a simple example but it gets the point across.
Perhaps you need to sit down and figure out who you really are. I did that a few years ago. I started keeping a journal and every time I notice something that I particularly like or disliked I wrote it down. In this journal I also had a list of Bible verses that told me the truth about who I am in God’s eyes. Over time I managed to get rid of the false self that I had created to please people and settled into being me, just me – the fearfully and wonderfully made me (Psalm 139:13-15). If you have some tips on how you have tackled insecurity or perhaps you just want to share about a struggle that you are in then please leave a message in the comment box below. I am sure other women would like to hear your story to be encouraged or to offer you some encouragement.
The photo above is of my beautiful, fearfully and wonderfully made baby girl, Amy. Isn’t she gorgeous!