Insecurities are something with which we all struggle. Even the person who appears to have it all together struggle with some type of insecurity that is unknown to other people.
How do these insecurities take root in our lives?
Some insecurities come from our childhood by way of things that were done or said to us inside our home and on the playground.
Some insecurities come from us comparing ourselves to others and esteeming someone else above who God has created us to be. This one is huge because it is in this space that we cause ourselves unnecessary devaluing of ourselves that usually spews out onto others.
Still, other insecurities come because of some type of deficiency or impairment that a person has.
This is where Moses was. He was very insecure because he had a speech impediment. He was so insecure that he argued with God when God gave him his calling to go and free the Israelites. Finally, after Moses’ much resistance, God recruits Aaron, Moses’ brother, to speak on behalf of Moses.
Notice that Moses wasn’t released from what God had called him to do. God just met him where he was and made a provision for him to continue moving forward with his calling.
Just know when God has called you to do something, he will expect you to do it. He may make some type of provisions for you. But his expectation is for you to obey him.
Moses, the mighty pastor of the Old Testament, insecure. When we think about Moses, we never really think about him as being insecure. We think about him parting the Red Sea, going on to of Mount Sinai to get the Ten Commandments, speaking face to face with God, but not insecure.
Moses esteemed himself as not being good enough or equipped for the call. But God didn’t see him that way. In fact, God saw him as being well able to accomplish what he had called Moses to do which is why God got angry with Moses for resisting. Despite how Moses saw himself, God saw him as the great and mighty leader that he was.
As Moses started to trust God, he started to trust himself and see himself as a leader!
What about you? Do you see yourself as God sees you? Or do you see yourself as what others have said about you, the mistakes you’ve made in the past, or even worse the low value you’ve put on yourself?
We simply must start to esteem ourselves as God esteems us!
- If you are fearful – God has not given you a spirit of fear. But of love, power, and a sound mind.
- If you’ve done somethings in the past, you’re not proud of as we all have – if any man is in Christ old things pass away and all things are made new.
- If you have some type of impairment – his strength is made perfect in your weakness.
- If you have a spirit of defeat – you are more than a conqueror thru Christ Jesus who loves you
- If you feel like things are not going right – all things are working together for good for those who love God who are called according to his purpose.
- If you feel unworthy and none of us are – you are the righteousness Christ because he died for you and you are hidden in him.
I have started again to pray that God would help me to see myself as he sees me. I am not the negative things people say that I am. I am not even the negative things I ascribe to myself. And neither are you!
Pray and ask God to help you to see yourself as he does. As you learn to trust God as Moses did you will see your self through the eyes of God and not yourself or others.
Esteem Yourself as God Does and Be Blessed