Insecurity Is

“What is Insecurity?”

Webster’s dictionary defines insecurity as: not confident or sure, uncertain, not adequately guarded or sustained, not firmly fastened or fixed. This definition reveals a great deal about this behavior. What do people do when they lack confidence? They are untrusting. What if they are not sure, uncertain, or doubtful? They are cautious and held back. What if they don’t feel protected? They attack.

Insecurity is a personal prison we allow to grow up around us, isolating us from healthy relationships, believing the lie that we are alone. These invisible bars are cast from many things: past failures, addictions, verbal, emotional or physical abuse, fear, pride. From the outside we may look normal. We smile, act the part, try to fit in… but inside we are worried, timid, frightened that at any moment someone might see behind our mask.

What is insecurity? Simply put, insecurity is bondage.

Bondage is any thought or action that limits our freedom, and someone struggling with bondage to insecurity often displays a pattern.

No real sense of identity, which makes it easy to believe lies, leading to an unrealistic fear of what other people think.

Oftentimes, we let insecurity ruin the most sacred relationships in our lives, let it keep us from loving freely, from accomplishing our dreams, from the amazing life God designed for us. He says in his word that He has come that we may have life and have it abundantly. (John 10:10) Living in insecurity is not the life He chose for you. He did not bleed and suffer so you would be held back by the fear of what other people think. He did not die on the cross so you would be kept from your full potential.

God might be calling you to do something that will never get done because of your insecurity and doubt. You do not have to live in the suffocating air of insecurity any longer. In Ephesians, Paul writes that if we are followers of Christ, we have the same power within us that raised Christ from the dead. If that is true, why aren’t we living our life as if that power resides within us?

If you will make a commitment to be honest with yourself, dig deep into those forgotten places of your heart, and open yourself to the possibility of freedom, you will find it.

Insecurity, beware. We’re coming after you.“What is Insecurity?”

Webster’s dictionary defines insecurity as: not confident or sure, uncertain, not adequately guarded or sustained, not firmly fastened or fixed. This definition reveals a great deal about this behavior. What do people do when they lack confidence? They are untrusting. What if they are not sure, uncertain, or doubtful? They are cautious and held back. What if they don’t feel protected? They attack.

Insecurity is a personal prison we allow to grow up around us, isolating us from healthy relationships, believing the lie that we are alone. These invisible bars are cast from many things: past failures, addictions, verbal, emotional or physical abuse, fear, pride. From the outside we may look normal. We smile, act the part, try to fit in… but inside we are worried, timid, frightened that at any moment someone might see behind our mask.

What is insecurity? Simply put, insecurity is bondage.

Bondage is any thought or action that limits our freedom, and someone struggling with bondage to insecurity often displays a pattern.

No real sense of identity, which makes it easy to believe lies, leading to an unrealistic fear of what other people think.

Oftentimes, we let insecurity ruin the most sacred relationships in our lives, let it keep us from loving freely, from accomplishing our dreams, from the amazing life God designed for us. He says in his word that He has come that we may have life and have it abundantly. (John 10:10) Living in insecurity is not the life He chose for you. He did not bleed and suffer so you would be held back by the fear of what other people think. He did not die on the cross so you would be kept from your full potential.

God might be calling you to do something that will never get done because of your insecurity and doubt. You do not have to live in the suffocating air of insecurity any longer. In Ephesians, Paul writes that if we are followers of Christ, we have the same power within us that raised Christ from the dead. If that is true, why aren’t we living our life as if that power resides within us?

If you will make a commitment to be honest with yourself, dig deep into those forgotten places of your heart, and open yourself to the possibility of freedom, you will find it.

Insecurity, beware. We’re coming after you.

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