Insecurity undermines Authenticity!

All of us at one point or another in our lives suffer from insecurity. Some of us suffer from insecurity constantly and are either fed up with the impact it has on our relationships or worse yet are totally ignorant to it’s effect on the people around us.

I have suffered from insecurity from time to time and been privy to its crippling effect on my identity and well being. Insecurity undermines your authenticity as a person and compromises your confidence.

Insecurity causes you to feel awkward around others and preoccupied about people’s opinions of you. Insecurity projects onto others what you struggle with yourself and insecure people have to over-compensate for the lack they feel and this adds to the awkwardness in relational transactions.

Insecurity needs to be overcome in our lives because it can propel your life in the wrong direction and destroy all the good things God has made available for you to enjoy.

Insecurity can be overcome through your relationship with Jesus Christ. God wants you to become the person he made you to be and He will put before you opportunities that will force you to examine your motives for doing what you do. It’s in these moments that you will come face to face with whether you are being authentically you or trying to be someone you are not.

Our identity is found in Genesis 1:26-27. We are image bearers of God, created with dignity and worth. Our identity is found in the sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the cross and his resurrection. Jesus became our substitute to bear the penalty of death that we deserved for our sin. God’s Spirit has called us into relationship with Him and given us unique gifts and abilities to do good works which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.

The Word of God is our standard and value we measure ourselves by, not the culture around us. The more you compare yourself to what is propagated in the media and your peers, the more you become depressed with your lot in life. Keep your eyes upon Jesus and the closer you get to Him, the more you see the life and identity of Christ in you.

Lead the Change!

One Response to “Insecurity undermines Authenticity!”

  1. Yes! We are in this world but not of it. Not us Christians with the Holy Spirit in us/upon us. And yes, we place NO confidence in our flesh but made new in Him…

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