Insecurities…I am NOT a fan of them! Yet I feel like they plague my life.
Insecurity seems to inevitably attack women, which is completely understandable when we live in a world that tells us that beauty is happiness. We unfortunately live in a world that displays half naked pictures of women everywhere we look, even commercials are no longer safe. It’s all around us. Even though it’s all fake, we find ourselves falling into their trap. The list of “I wish” begins and feels like it never ends. “I wish I was skinnier, I wish I could gain more weight, I wish my eyes were farther apart, I wish I didn’t look like a boy, I wish my nose would be smaller, I wish my chest was bigger, I wish I was more outgoing, etc.
It can feel constant, unless you are willing to take control.
I have had many battles with insecurities over the years, but I have also had major victories. It wasn’t an easy journey, but the Lord taught me how to rely on who He says I am. I am realizing how beautiful I am in the Lord’s eyes, but there are still those days that come along and crash it all down again. It’s a constant battle. It’s finding the will to think differently and to not allow yourself to conform to this world. (easier said than done, I know).
Romans 12:2 // “don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect”.
We need to tell ourselves that Scripture over and over and over; again and again and again. Everyone struggles with different insecurities. Whether it’s material possessions, outward beauty, comparing, money, and each one is a trap from Satan. Even as I sit here and write this I kind of feel like a hypocrite, because I too so easily fall into these insecurities. It’s a constant renewing of the mind, it’s a fight, a battle in the unseen world. Our battle is against the darkness, Satan’s attempt of pulling us down in our darkest hours. It’s in those moments we need to cling to Ephesians 6:11 which tells us to “put on the FULL armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devils schemes”.
So today I am more so writing this post more for myself than necessarily for anyone else. I needed to find strength today. But I do think we could all benefit from reminding ourselves of these truths that we know, but so easily drift away from.
I pray that any of you who are dealing with some of these same issues are able to focus on His Word and who God says you are. Write it down and put it in a visible place to remind yourself that you and will overcome the battles with insecurity. Let’s battle these insecurities together!