My Cure For Insecurity

Greetings to my fellow insecure writers! As we gather together on this sunny spring day, I have a question for you – are you just insecure about writing or like me, are you insecure about pretty much everything you do?

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If there was a support group for everything I’m insecure about, I’d have a meeting every day of the week. Marriage, motherhood, running, writing, blogging – you name it; I’m insecure about it. I lack self-confidence so much that sometimes I wonder how I’ve managed to accomplish anything in my life. By rights, I should still be living at home with my parents.

Do I suffer from temporary bouts of insanity that cause me to take chances?

Most days I know I’m not crazy. So there must be something else that is stronger than my insecurity. Something I’ve just always taken for granted.

So what is it that gives me the courage to pursue my goals and dreams?

Today the answer is obvious – faith. Like with everything else in my life, I thought I was insecure in my faith too. But my life has proven me wrong. When I look back on the risks I’ve taken – scuba-diving lessons, going 9 hours away to a college where I didn’t know anyone, signing up for my first marathon, getting pregnant – I can’t help but wonder, what in the world were you thinking?

When there are decisions to be made, my mind goes in a million directions and experiences a multitude of emotions, including doubt and insecurity, yet my heart never wavers. I have the confidence to act because I have faith in God. I know in my heart that whatever I do, I do it with God – He will see me through.

I met my husband in college, ran and finished two marathons, have an amazing little girl, have stories published, have finished two A-Z Challenges – all because I relied on God. I think the only reason it’s so clear to me now is that I spent a month fully engaged in His Word. Reading the Bible, studying different characters, meditating and praying over what message to convey in my posts has opened my eyes to the true value of my faith and all it has helped me do.

It’s okay to be insecure about everything else, as long as I’m firm in faith and sure of God, who banishes my every insecurity with His own incredible, amazing and unshakable confidence.

Now faith is confidence in what we hope forĀ and assurance about what we do not see (Hebrews 11:1).

6 thoughts on “My Cure For Insecurity

  1. We can amaze even ourselves with our ability to do (and succeed at) what we never thought we were capable of, simply because we know GOD is capable and will see us through. This is an incredibly encouraging post, Brianna, giving me determination and courage to face something I really want to just run away from.

  2. I am CHEERING right now! That was such a powerful testimony of your faith and trust in God. You CAN do all things in Christ. Insecurities and doubts are no match for the Creator.

  3. Thank you for sharing! I think I’m insecure about just about everything too. Faith in my rock and salvation, Jesus Christ, is the only way that I get through the challenges in life. Hope in Him helps me choose to follow through with challenges and goals I set for myself.

  4. Great post . . .funny I came to the same conclusion about needing to spend more time in God’s word and mentioned it at the end of my post yesterday. We need Him more than our next breath–looking forward to reading more posts from you:)

  5. beautiful post. The older I get, the more I know my only security is in Christ. Too many other things have failed along the way! Even people, as good as they are, will disappoint us at some point. It’s true to me, too, that I’ve accomplished what I’ve accomplished solely because God has guided me, saved me, supported me. I, too, never want to lose faith in that. Just found you through some other blogs, and am a new follower. :-) You have a beautiful blog.

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