In today’s society, insecurity is an epidemic. Too many people live timid, fearful lives, lacking confidence and feeling bad about themselves.
But those who accept Jesus as their Savior experience an amazing transformation that I like to call “the divine exchange.” When Jesus died on the cross, He paid the price for our sins to be forgiven and forgotten. He takes everything that’s not right about us, and He gives us right standing—He makes us perfectly right with God.
I like to say that in Christ, I’m an “Everything Nothing”: I am everything I need to be with Jesus and I’m nothing without Him!
God wants you to be confident, bold, fearless and free. He wants you to be healthy and whole—fully able to pursue your destiny. And He desires for you to feel good about yourself and your relationship with Him.
There’s No Comparison
Insecure people tend to compare themselves with other people and feel a need to “keep up” with them.
For years I tried to be like everybody else. I wanted to be steady and easy-going like my husband, Dave. Then I tried to be like my pastor’s wife, who was super sweet and sensitive. But the truth is that God created us as unique individuals, and He will only help us to be the people He made us to be!
So when I was striving to be like my neighbor who grew her own garden, canned her tomatoes, and sewed clothes for her family, I failed miserably and was frustrated. But when I learned to embrace the characteristics and abilities God has given me, I began to really like myself and enjoy life.
God made you an original…and He has a unique plan just for you. Comparing yourself to others just leads to frustration. But having the confidence and freedom to be yourself leads to peace and joy.
What Are You Looking At?
Too many times we look at ourselves and how we compare to others when we should be looking at God. We stare at all of our weaknesses, and before we know it, we are timid, fearful, and convinced that we’ll never be quite good enough.
If this is you, then Philippians 3:3 (AMP) can change your life. It says to …place no confidence [in what we have or who we are] in the flesh….
Some people look at their weaknesses and think, I could never do something great for God. Then there are others who look at their own strengths and think, I don’t need help…I can do this on my own..
Regardless of what we can or cannot do, God wants all of our confidence to be in Him. Because the truth is, apart from Him, we can do nothing! (See John 15:5)
It’s Not Really About You
Ephesians 3:20 says that God is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to [His] power at work within us.
I believe God is just waiting for you to boldly step out and ask Him for things that go beyond what you can ever do in your own strength or what you think is possible. Our insecurities will make us feel like we’re not worthy to even ask. But remember, in Christ, you don’t get what you deserve—you get what Jesus deserves!
Wherever you are in your journey with the Lord, He wants you to know that through your relationship with Christ, you are right with Him. And because of this, you can live with boldness, joy, and the divine confidence you need to fulfill your destiny.