This Sunday a new hatred was born inside of me – hatred against insecurities. The more I thought about them, the more I realized that they were a stumbling block to the faith. There is nothing that tears down an inspiration from God faster than insecurities, because they lead to doubt. They are satan’s biggest weapon against those whom God has called. If you have your doubts about that, look at the following examples.
Moses – when God first appeared to him and inspired him to go and set the children of Israel free from slavery, his response was: “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh, and that I should bring the children of Israel out of Egypt?” “O my Lord, I am not eloquent, neither before nor since You have spoken to Your servant; but I am slow of speech and slow of tongue.” (Exodus 3:11,4:10)
Jeremiah – he didn’t do any better when he also was called. He argued: “Ah, Lord GOD! Behold, I cannot speak, for I am a youth.” (Jeremiah 1:6)
Gideon – Even after manifesting a great revolt, when God commanded him to go in his strength, he replied: “O my Lord,[b] how can I save Israel? Indeed my clan is the weakest in Manasseh, and I am the least in my father’s house.” (Judges 6:15)
These men didn’t even think twice about their answers. Their insecurities were rooted so deeply within them that they came naturally to them. And the same applies to many of us. We are so used to living with our insecurities, that they have become second nature to us, and certainly a stumbling block to our faith, if we give into them. If the men mentioned above had given into their insecurities, they would not have been mentioned in the Bible. God would have had to move on and find other people He could use. What about us? How many times has God had to move on from us to find other people He could use, because we couldn’t overcome our insecurities and answer His call?
Reasons why you should hate insecurities:
- They make you have small expectations. Because of insecurities, you end up dreaming small dreams, because you don’t believe you deserve better.
- You don’t give a good image of your God when you are insecure, because you induce pity from others.
- They make you the tail and not head, because you believe that’s your place.
- They give you a spirit of fear and timidity and not of power.
- They are the opposite of what God wants for you.
God is about to do great things, GREAT THINGS, in people’s lives. But, what you will receive will be according to your faith. The first thing is to overcome your insecurities and believe you are worth the dream that you dream secretly. Your may have the biggest revolt in the world, the biggest faith, but if you do not believe in yourself, if you do not believe that you are worth much, the revolt you have will lead to very small blessings. What a waste that will be! Do whatever it takes to overcome your insecurities. Hate them, act against them. Don’t accept them to belittle you. Next time have this thought, ‘Who are you?’ Tell yourself, ‘I am God’s mighty warrior, who are you to stand in my way! Get behind me, because I hate you!’