What does insecurity do? (1)

Now that we’ve looked at what insecurity is, and you’ve heard a bit of my own battle, we’ll turn our attention to this question: 

What does insecurity do?

 

Many of us have discussed through the comments the deadening effects of this consuming disease.  There are several things that insecurity does, but in my research and observation I’ve come across two specific things that insecurity will ALWAYS do.  We’ll discuss those over the next few days. 

 

Are you ready?

 

Insecurity HOLDS ME BACK.

  

Imagine every insecure thought like a chain wrapping around your body.  If we never break the cycle of bondage these chains will continue to wrap around us keeping us from becoming the person God created. 

  

For me?  My insecurity held me back from a lot of things.  Being overweight kept me from participating in many activities.  Mostly, because I was too afraid of what everyone would think of “the fat girl.”  So I held myself back, watching from a distance, longing to be free, but not knowing how. 

 

For you?  How has your insecurity held you back?  Are there things you want to do but don’t because you’re afraid of what people think?  Are the lies of the enemy keeping you from the life you were created for? Share your stories.  You’re not the only one who struggles. 

7 Responses to “What does insecurity do? (1)”

  • I’m not old enough, I’m not ready insecurity was a challenge in my early years of leadership. Naivety was a blessing in those days.

    A big insecurity that I see is people pleasing and worrying about what others think. You can get so consumed with what others think that you can’t think for yourself. Nest thing you know that chain is wrapped tighter and tighter.

    Good Stuff Anna!

  • princessjes says:

    oh man, there were so many things that insecurity kept me from…I was little but thought I was fat, so I never danced or did gymnastics, which I loved!
    Age is definitely another, but praise God He can use little unsure people like me.

  • Anna says:

    Scott–Thank you! You’re so right, people are way too concerned about what others think!
    Jessica–I was the same way! I kept myself from so many fun things in life, and I never really let myself live! Until now!

  • aaron says:

    insecurity keeps me from total abandonment of comfort and “normal life”

    I need to be way more secure in what God is calling me to do, and who I am in Him!

  • Heather says:

    I know it’s all about not caring what others think, but I want you to know that I am happy for you and I’m proud of you for taking a stand against the enemy and standing up for God as He has called you to do! Believe it or not, but you are an inspiration to many.
    I have been called my entire life, long before I realized that’s what it was. Unfortunately, my insecurity was created by a family member who told me that what I wanted so badly wasn’t a good idea and that I had to figure something else out because I’d never “make a living” at it. When you’re a child, you are taught to believe what adults tell you…so I’d given up my dream. But through God, my husband and friends, the flame has been re-ignited. I don’t know how, but I know that God will finish what He started in me!

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