How to Deal with Insecurity

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Insecurity is a 5-letter word. It has a"clasp" effect: the thing has a firm grip on you. It "dooms" your path,  it's a "gloom" to your future. Insecurity can also be cultivated as a "habit." Once you get under its grip, it's hard to know any other way of living. You get "huffy" when someone dances around that area of insecurity. Truthfully, you tend to "mask" the real problem. Insecurity is indeed a 5-letter word. 

We all deal with a level of insecurity in life. This lack of security, self-doubt and constant hesitancy are not to be compared with optimum living. In order to get out of its sturdy grip, one needs to change their perspective. You need to go from self to God focused. Your audacity comes from the strength you find in Him. This God kind of audacity will be as an anchor to your life. 

Today can be a new day if you decide that insecurity will no longer have a grip on you. Seek God. He's faithful to lead you to the solution of this problem, whether through counseling, a great conversation with a friend or any other God way. My "anchor" verse for today is: 

You will keep in perfect peace
all who trust in you,
all whose thoughts are fixed on you! (Isaiah 26:3 NLT)

I realize that insecurity can't rule my life if my thoughts are not fixed on self but on God. I wonder how you deal with your insecurities. How did/do you go from fearful to unafraid?