So, I have just started this study and already God has really dealt with me concerning insecurity. Here are a few quotes that have resonated with me!
We're going to have to let truth scream louder to our souls than the lies that have infected us.
Something is wrong with us for us to value ourselves so little! God highly esteems us and values us! We need to see ourselves through the eyes of Christ and not through the eyes of this world!
Men are not our problem; it's what we are trying to get from them that messes us up. We use guys like mirrors to see if we're valuable. Beautiful. Desirable. Worthy of Notice. Viable.
Are we honestly going to insist on drawing our security from people---men or women---who are oblivious to the inordinate amount of weight we give to their estimation of us.
The question is whether or not our insecurities are substantial enough to hurt, limit, or even distract us from profound effectiveness or fulfillment of purpose. Are they cheating us of the powerful and abundant life Jesus flagrantly promised? Scripture states that believers in Christ are enormously gifted people. Are our insecurities snuffling the Spirit until our gifts, for all practical purposes, are largely unproductive or, at the very least, tentative?
The enemy has a tremendous amount to gain if you don't deal with your insecurities. Don't let him have that kind of victory! It's time to conquer insecurities and walk in the confidence of Christ!
If you know Jesus Christ personally, He has chosen you, too, and has appointed you to accomplish something good. Something that matters. Something prepared for you before time began. (Ephesians 2:10) Something meant to have a serious impact within your sphere of influence.
Never think for a moment that pride and self-centeredness have no role in insecurity.
One way we can detect insecurity is by our knee-jerk reaction to any level of change in a relationship, particularly if we perceive that the focus has shifted away from us.The more easily threatened we are, the more insecure we are. You can take that one to the bank.
In your pursuit of God-vested security, the only relationships in your life that will suffer rather than improve are the significantly unhealthy ones. I'll go one step further. Those that are the unhealthiest might not even survive at all and maybe they shouldn't!
You and I are going to have to come to a place where we stop handing people the kind of power only God should wield over us!
We must deal with insecurity, believing that everything God says about us is true!
Security in any earthly thing simply cannot be sustained!
Most of us have what I'll call a prominent false positive: one thing that we think would make us more secure in all things. You want to know how you can pinpoint your own prominent false positive? The thing you tend to associate most with security? Think of a person you believe to be secure and determine what earthly thing he or she has that you don't feel like you possess, at least in matching measure. That's liable to be your prominent false positive: the one thing that would make you more secure in all things
Common false positives:
Our challenge: To let the healthy, utterly whole, and completely secure part of us increasingly overtake our earthen vessels until it drives our every emotion, reaction, and relationship. When we allow God's truth to eclipse every false positive and let our eyes spring open to the treasure we have, there is His glorious reflection we'll also see the treasure we are. And the beauty of the Lord our God will be upon s (Psalm 90:17, NKJV)
Threat. That single word captures one of the most powerful drivers of insecurity. More often than not, if we're willing to make the connection, we can trace feelings of insecurity to a perceived threat, especially when it comes in a sudden rush.
No emotion is uglier than jealousy, and you can jot this one down in bold print: jealousy is always the result of a perceived threat. And a threat always places a 911 call to insecurity.
Heaven knows how many people never fulfill their destinies simply because of their own insecurities.
Unrelenting self-promotion always carries the lingering scent of insecurity.
Just like Paul, the fiercest enemy you will have to fight in the fulfillment of your destiny is yourself!
To Paul, the essence of the crucified life was daily dying to the part of himself that would deny, destroy, or distract from the great work of God in him. The great work of God through him.
"May the Lord answer you when you are in trouble; may the God of Jacob make you secure!" Psalm 20:1 NET
Quotes taken from "So Long Insecurity, You have been a bad friend to us!" Written by Beth Moore