Heart to Heart with Holley is on Part 8 of her series entitled OUT of INsecurity. If you haven't taken the time to visit Holley's blog - I believe you will blessed once you do. The other blog is Living Proof Ministries, as its founder, Beth Moore, has written a book called So Long Insecurity. I might have mentioned it before.
I'm on Chapter 6 of So Long Insecurity, where we're really digging into the reasons for our insecurity. Fascinating! (Not my insecurity, of course, the reasons.)
I laugh at the people who say (well, not laugh AT them, I laugh when they say) "You don't seem insecure". I tell them I'm just really secure with my insecurity...is it because I've just let it be such a part of me?
I don't want this part of me. Am I grieving this part as I try to remove it because it's been a part of me for so long? I seem to be grasping on to it for all its worth but pushing all my loved ones out of the way as I pass by.
Prayer and more time with God. This is what I need to remove the blanket of insecurity.
Part of my reading this morning was from Psalm 18 - Let's pray these words:
In my distress I cried out to You Lord; yes, I prayed to my God for help.
You heard me from Your sanctuary; my cry reached Your ears.
You rescued me from my powerful enemies, from those who hated me and were too strong for me.
They attacked me at a moment when I was in distress, but you, oh Lord, supported me.
You led me to a place of safety; You rescued me because YOU delight in me.
You light a lamp for me. The Lord, my God, lights up my darkness.
In your strength I can crush an army (of my enemies); with my God I can scale any wall.
Your way is perfect. All of Your promises prove true. He is a shield for all who look to him for protection.
For who is God except the Lord? Who but our God is a solid rock? God arms me with strength, and he makes my way perfect.
You have given me your shield of victory. Your right hand supports me; your help has made me great.
You have defeated my enemies – all I had to do was ask.
I praise You, oh Lord, for your faithfulness. Your word never fails and your promises never cease. By the blood that washed me clean as snow, I offer up my prayer in Your son’s Holy name. Amen
*I found the picture here.