But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him.
Do you struggle with self-doubt, insecurity and feelings of worthlessness? I do. I’ve blogged about this topic before, but it’s worth revisiting because I think it’s a very common problem, especially among women. And it’s something I have to deal with every day of my life.
It’s so easy to pin our value as a person on what we accomplish, how we dress or who our friends are. But as I’ve been reading and studying A Confident Heart by Renee Swope, I’ve unearthed some of the hard truths about my insecurities and doubts.
I’ve discovered that one of my earliest doubts was whether or not I was going to be safe. I’ve learned that my insecurities keep me from being myself and having fun. I don’t know what it’s like not to worry if I’m good enough, smart enough, pretty enough, etc. And that I’m scared. Scared of being radically different.
I’m sure some of your own doubts and insecurities are popping up in your mind now. They may be to a lesser degree than mine are, but none the less, they hinder you in some way. And if you’re like me, you may feel overwhelmed just thinking about what you feel hinders you.
But stay with me!
We don’t have to stay in this place. We don’t have to sentence ourselves to living never feeling like we’re enough. Because above everything we doubt and dislike about ourselves, and what we think others doubt and dislike about us, is the truth.
The truth is not what we think, what others think, but what God thinks. God tells me I’m a masterpiece (Isa 62:3). He tells me I’m never alone (Deut. 31:6). He tells me I’m precious (Isa 43:4).
But do I believe Him? Do I live like I believe Him? Honestly, no. I know I believe Him a bit more than I did last year at this time, but I still have a long way to go. Each day is a battlefield in my mind, so I’ve chosen to surround myself with truth.
How? I’m taking it one step at a time. This week, when I encountered a truth that I felt God wanted me to believe about myself, I wrote it on a heart sticky note and placed it around my bathroom mirror.
How will you apply God’s truth to your life and take steps toward believing who you really are?