Today I learned about female insecurity and joined 300,000 women in over 869 locations to hear a fired up woman (and I do mean ‘fired up’) who comes from a family history of addiction and alcohol abuse. She grew up knowing what it means to be insecure. Here’s what she shared today..
A Secure Woman is:
Saved from herself (not obsessed with self);
Entitled to Truth (believe in it, walk in it. Don’t stop at ‘believe’);
Clothed with Intention (with strength & dignity. If we don’t have a power greater than ourselves, we can’t get over ourselves. We need to allow Jesus Christ to complete transform us. It’s God’s grace that sets us free. It starts in our minds, we put it in action and then our feelings follow);
Upended by grace (‘grace’ others in the same measure that you were ‘graced’ by God through His Son Jesus);
Rebounded by Love (live knowing that you are loved by God and be imitators of God);
Exceptional in life (influential)! Each one of us is uniquely, wonderfully made by God. If we let Him use us, we can be exceptional. Stop telling ourselves we aren’t able to be used to do mighty things for God. If we begin to understand the glory we could bring by allowing God to transform us, can you imagine the impact around the world through 300,00 women?? Death to old self, life to the new you.
Insecurity and humility are not the same thing. Insecurity is not a weakness, it is unbelief in who God is. We have nothing to gain from insecurity. It doesn’t improve relationships, circumstances, or our calling.
The people who are at greatest risk of not understanding transformation are those not doing what God’s Word says…
Ephesians 4:17-32 (New Living Translation)
Living as Children of Light
17 With the Lord’s authority I say this: Live no longer as the Gentiles do, for they are hopelessly confused. 18 Their minds are full of darkness; they wander far from the life God gives because they have closed their minds and hardened their hearts against him. 19 They have no sense of shame. They live for lustful pleasure and eagerly practice every kind of impurity.
20 But that isn’t what you learned about Christ. 21 Since you have heard about Jesus and have learned the truth that comes from him, 22 throw off your old sinful nature and your former way of life, which is corrupted by lust and deception. 23 Instead, let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes. 24 Put on your new nature, created to be like God—truly righteous and holy.
25 So stop telling lies. Let us tell our neighbors the truth, for we are all parts of the same body. 26 And “don’t sin by letting anger control you.”[a] Don’t let the sun go down while you are still angry, 27 for anger gives a foothold to the devil.
28 If you are a thief, quit stealing. Instead, use your hands for good hard work, and then give generously to others in need. 29 Don’t use foul or abusive language. Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them.
30 And do not bring sorrow to God’s Holy Spirit by the way you live. Remember, he has identified you as his own,[b] guaranteeing that you will be saved on the day of redemption.
31 Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slander, as well as all types of evil behavior. 32 Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you.
Beth Moore, “So Long, Insecurity: You’ve Been a Bad Friend to Us“