in many different forms. Most commonly insecurity is spoken of as an outward
flaw. You have heard them all, "my nose is too big," "my hair is
too thin," "my body is not built enough," "my teeth are too
crooked," and the list goes on. These insecurities are easy for your eyes
to see, because they are solely physical. But what about the deep stuff? You
know, the insecurity that truly lies within the center of your being. The
insecurity that not a soul on earth knows except for yourself--that is the kind
that hurts the most, that is the root of it all. That kind of insecurity holds
great power over you; you must face it. You must overcome.
When you look at what insecurity truly is you discover that it is actually fear. Fear of what others will think about you. Fear of failure. Fear of disbelief. Fear pain. Fear of missing the mark. God commands his children not to live in fear. Fear is a stronghold that must not dictate your life--that's what insecurity does--it takes your biggest fear and holds power over you. By the power God, insecurity shall not reign in your life.
"Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you." Deuteronomy 31:6
"For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love, and of self-discipline." 2 Timothy 1:7
When insecurity rules your life, you say, "fear controls me;" however, when Christ rules your life you can say, "I shall overcome all things through the power and authority of God. I am secure."
Insecurely Movement was designed for men and women to come together and recognize that all people have insecurities and though they are sometimes hidden deep within, they still exist. However, what if I told you that insecurity does not have to run your life? What if I told you that society's view of self no longer has to be in control? What if you rebelled?
This may sound crazy, but discovering your insecurity is the first step to overcoming it. Often this gets pushed off, because it is uncomfortable to think about. It can be hard to think of what truly holds you back, because you do not want to face it. It is scary. It is your biggest fear and it has never faced the light before, but unless you allow yourself to process what the root of your insecurity is, you will never be able to rise above it.
The second step is to admit it. Say it out loud, because once you admit it, it no longer holds power over you. No longer is it a secret that digs a lie into your soul. Your insecurity comes into the light and you can face it.
Look it in the eye and proclaim victory over it! Your insecurity does not control you, you control it. Stop living in misbelief and face the truth of who you were designed to be. And when the next insecurity arises, do not be afraid. You have the ability to overcome.
You are competent. You are worthy. You are strong. You are intelligent. You are capable. You are cherished. You are unstoppable.
You are loved. You are valued. You are beautiful.
Now grab a shirt, take a deep breath, and write your biggest insecurity on it. Wear it all day and when someone asks you about it, tell them what it means to you. Tell them that you have decided to be freed from insecurity. You have decided to face the fear. You have decided to be an overcomer. You have chosen to be insecurely. Let's rebel.