Breaking Free: 3 truths to anchor in your heart when you feel insecure
How many times have you been stuck in the inner dialogue within your mind?
You know those thoughts we would never say to a friend. The thoughts which reveal how we honestly see ourselves. Ideas like:
I’m never good enough.
I always mess things up.
No one loves me.
I’m never going to get this right.
I’m not as smart as her.
I don’t fit in.
All of these insecurities become the lens through which we interpret the world around us. Whether we realize it or not, those thoughts of insecurity hold us hostage and prevent us from developing healthy, thriving relationships. Insecurities, when not properly addressed, seep into every aspect of our lives tainting our perspectives about our bodies, marriage, friendships, work, success, and personality. When left unchecked, jealousy, bitterness, anger, and being critical become the fruit of our insecurities. Then little by little, we start to drown.
But there is freedom in God’s word.
Being anchored in the truth of His word keeps us from being swayed or even drowning in our insecurities. We get to live a life free from the captivity of those negative thoughts. So what do you do when insecurity begins to creep up?
Well, let’s walk through three truths we can keep anchored in our hearts so that our insecurities do not easily sway us.
God is enough
One common insecurity women face is the idea we are not enough. No matter what we do, we feel will never measure up. We believe the lie we are not smart enough, pretty enough, small enough, or good enough. For most of us, we allow our performance to prove we are worthy enough to be his wife, to be their mother, or to have the job. If we work hard enough, then maybe, just maybe we can prove our worth.
Girl, allow me to burst your insecure bubble, you are not enough, but God always is. The only one who has been, is, and will ever be enough is Christ. Only He can be all things for all people at all times. Only He can fill the void of insecurity and fear within you and within others. Only He can heal the hurting. Going to God will help you know how to help your spouse or your friends. Going to God will reveal to you His purpose and plan. Bring your lack to Him and He will make abundance. Bring your brokenness to Him and He will make a masterpiece. Bring your pain and He will give you joy. How wonderful to know we serve a God who is always more than enough!
You always belong
If we feel we need to be successful to be loved, then we consistently keep turning toward outward “measures of success” to maintain the relationship. We will stay on the scale. We will keep checking for “like” on Instagram. We will continuously ask for validation because on the inside; our insecurity says you don’t belong.
With Christ, we always belong. We don’t have to work to earn a spot. We don’t have to prove our worth. He has a place reserved just for you no one else can ever take. When Jesus gave His life as a ransom, He did it with each of us on His mind. He made room for us to be a part of His body. We always belong.
My everything is in YOU
When you feel you have no worth,
When you think you have lost your identity
When motherhood is hard,
When you feel too weak to be strong
Choose to put your everything in Christ. Lay every thought, every expectation, every insecurity at the feet of the one who created you. When we choose to put our everything in Christ, even our failures can be used for our good. Even when we feel insecure, we continue to decide to move past trusting our emotions to choosing to trust in Christ instead. Trust He will order your steps (Proverbs 3: 5-6), trust He has a time forever season of your life (Ecclesiastes 3:1), trust He works everything together for your good (Romans 8:28).
We have to choose; we will be anchored in the truth of God’s word or in the fleeting changes of insecurities?
This is so inspiring! Thank you for this, I consistantly feel this way and always try and dive into his word for help!
Mamie L. PackAlexis H
We all have our own insecurities but we can find hope in God’s word. He never changes and never fails!
So thankful for Jesus! Love this post, Mamie!
Mamie L. PackHeather Hart
Me too Heather! He changes everything.
Thank you for such an inspiring post. It was a real pick me up 🙂
Mamie L. Packmichellesillery
Yay! Thanks for visiting Michelle. Hope to see you back.
One thing I constantly have to remind myself to do is: Give it to God. With that, I am everything I need to be and am patient while living through his plan.
Mamie L. PackKate
Kate your response reminds me of Roman 8:28. When I remember He works it all out for my good I am able to trust His process. Thanks for sharing.
Love this! Very inspiring! Insecurity is a big deal in my life, very helpful 🙂
Mamie L. Packupnorthmomma
Even though we experience insecurity, it doesn’t have to be a life of bondage. Glad you were encouraged.
Such a great read (and all things I’ve struggled with at one point or another!) Love your 10 tips!
Mamie L. PackAlex, AlwaysUs.Co
I am glad you enjoyed it!
God is everything! Great tip to remember that there is always someone higher than us that already knows how amazing we are! Thanks for the post.
Mamie L. Packgettingitright2day
Yes He is! Being rooted in His word helps us to remember the truth from the lies.
Thank you Jesus, the Lord of all creation. You really are the reason why we live and breathe and create. Thank you Father God for being our Rock and our Salvation.
Mamie L. PackBellissimamma
Yes, He is! He is our everything.
Really well written!
Mamie L. PackBrittany
Betty @ Mombrite
This is such a good reminder to love yourself because you are good enough. Don’t let insecurity ever stop you from doing what you want.
Mamie L. PackBetty @ Mombrite
Exactly Betty! Insecurities only get in the way of who we are meant to be.
I love this. I’m so thankful that God is enough to carry it all and I don’t have to. We used to sing this song at my childhood church, “He is my everything”. SO true!
Mamie L. Packthehabibihouse
Oh, He is definitely more than enough!
So many of us women compare ourselves to others, no one lives a perfect life. We all have struggles, uncertainties and stress. 💜💖💜
Mamie L. PackBethany
We are all flawed and yet beautifully broken.
Perfect inspiration for the start of my weekend! thank you!
love, love that quote of yours you have highlighted in the image..
Mamie L. PackLadyInRead (@LadyInReadvt)
That negative self talk can be debilitating for sure! Thank you for the encouragement and reminders to seek God and apply His words to our lives. Our lens is so flawed and sometimes its easy to value out perspective over His.
Mamie L. PackFaith Zazueta
Absolutely Faith! Learning how to see ourselves as He sees us changes everything.
Of late i have been feeling so insecure about many things. Thanks for this guide.
Mamie L. PackMeera
Thank you for stopping by.
God IS enough. That’s so true. We often forget that so easily.
Mamie L. Packmamawritesreviews
Yes God is! Isn’t that reassuring?
Totally love this! We let the bad voices come in and we listen to them, but when standing on the truths of who God tells us we are, we should be more complete and whole. It takes time to really learn to view ourselves as God does.
Mamie L. PackLynn Armstrong
But when we do start to see ourselves the way God does, everything changes.
I love this! Reading it makes me feel good and realized that God is with me. Thanks for reminding us.
Mamie L. Packmommyjheng
That is so wonderful! Thanks for stopping by.
These are great tips. Sometimes just remembering that you are love can do wonders in your perspective!
Really inspiring words . Totally can relate the phrases I think about myself but god is great .
Very inspiring and a great reminder that we are enough!
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