Last week I was so moved by each one of the “I Am Free” series I had to do just one more. I know being free, first starts in your mind. Thinking and believing that you’re in no form or shape confined or captured by negative thoughts.
I Am Free: Insecurities
To be insecure means to not be sure or certain; doubtful. It’s embarrassing to say, but I’m a 30-year-old woman who is insecure. Silly right? That’s where my thinking trapped me especially when it comes to the opposite sex. In my relationships the guys messed around, used me, lied to me, and took me for granted or just plain stopped caring. I couldn’t figure out why because I’m the hopeless romantic. I make sure to please and go above and beyond. However at the end of the relationship journey, I’m the one that’s left feeling even more insecure.
Because I didn’t have that loving, bonding relationship with my dad like some girls experience I brought my “daddy insecurities” into my relationships with men. I was sometimes argumentative, weak and needy. I was very insecure and I was letting it control me. I used up way too much energy on worrying about the wrong things. After enough arguments, tearing down of my self-esteem, stress taking over my mind and body, feeling neglected and not good enough I gave up and I LET GO! I made up in my mind that insecurities would not control what God created.
God’s word helps us make decisions. Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path.” Psalms 119:105 NLT I had to really get in God’s word and let it saturate my mind, and really start praying, sowing good seeds, loving my enemies, and forgiving and truly forgetting. God’s love has made me stronger. It has given me assurance. Romans 5:1-5 NLT says,
Therefore, since we have been made right in God’s sight by faith, we have peace with God because of what Jesus Christ our Lord has done for us. Because of our faith, Christ has brought us into this place of undeserved privilege where we now stand, and we confidently and joyfully look forward to sharing God’s glory. We can rejoice too, when we run into problems and trials for we know that they help us develop endurance. And endurance develops strength of character, and character will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love.
In God’s sight there is no need for me to feel or be insecure about anything. He created me. So God created human beings, in his own image. In the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. Genesis 1:27 NLT
God’s word has set me F.R.E.E (Feeling Relieved Encouraged and Excited) about LIFE!
Thank You for my journey. Although I’ve carried a life of insecurities, You knew it would be used for the glory of my story. Thank You for the falls for I stand taller. Thank You for the hurt for I love better. For where I am weak, You make me strong. I love You and I give You all the praises. In Jesus’ Name, Amen!
Ladies I EMPOWER you to speak over what is keeping you down. It may not be insecurities but recognize and become F.R.E.E. of satan’s many “D”evices to destroy you.
Disappointment, discouragement, despair, doubt(insecurities), distraction, double mindedness, dishonesty, deceit, dullness, disbelief, defame, discard, defilement, delay, disobedience, DEBT!
Be blessed & Be F.R.E.E.!
Are you an overcomer or are you still struggling with insecurity? Share your story with us in the comment section.
Read a related EmpowerMoment: Invisible Me
Ms. Hassanah White is a dedicated member of Faith Walkers Church in Birmingham, Alabama where their motto is to “Walk it out by Faith.” She also serves as a member of the Praise Dance Ministry. Hassanah is a true professional in the realm of marketing and customer service. She’s a proud mother of a very energetic little boy named Jaden. Hassanah believes laughter and prayer are the best medicines for any situation. Her favorite scripture is Hebrews 11:6: “And without Faith it is impossible to please GOD, because anyone who comes to Him must BELIEVE that He exists and that He REWARDS those who earnestly seek Him.”