What is one thing that you are insecure about? Think about. What hinders your confidence? As a writer, I get insecure about my writing. Does it relate? Is it likeable? Will the person connect? — All these questions ravage my mind at times, and makes me insecure of my ability to create written content. I’ve deleted paragraphs, entire chapters, and deleted content that I’ve worked on for hours that I had already published; all because of that pesky thing we all struggle with – insecurity.
There are a few levels of insecurity, and some so high that suicide is contemplated or attempted. Insecurity by English definition is “lack of confidence or assurance; self-doubt.” A lack of confidence. It is clear that confidence is broken in our society. Confidence to create. Confidence to speak. Confidence to live. I believe we all search for a confidence boost when we are self-doubting, and fortunately, our boost of choice are often temporary. However, there is one confidence boost that is perpetual, and that is Jesus Christ. The most confident man who ever lived on this earth, but who also was human, and understands our daily struggles and emotional infliction. The same Man who stated the powerful words in John 14:12, “Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these.“ It boggles my mind that these words were said, because Jesus Christ did so much, and for him to say that we will do even greater things kicks any self-doubt to the curve. God created you for so much more than you can think. You are much more than you think. If there is anything that is weighing you down, that is diminishing your self-confidence, let it go, and realize that you can do “even greater things.”
I‘ll conclude with this exhortation that I hope your heart and spirit accepts openly…
You are more. You are capable. You are equipped with unmeasurable talent, skills, gifts, and creativity. Believe, and do not doubt. Lastly, live freely in God’s perfect pleasing will.
Verses to meditate on:
“I can do all things through Christwho strengthens me.” — Philippians 4:13 (NKJV)
“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.” — Philippians 4:8-9 (NIV)
“So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him,rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the elemental spiritual forcesof this world rather than on Christ.“ — Colossians 2:6-8 (NIV)