Pastor Norman Curlee, Word Alive Church
Have you ever desired or considered reaching out to someone or stepping forth toward a goal you wanted to do in life and found yourself focusing on all the reasons why you should not? Perhaps there are underlying insecurities that you may be struggling with. All of us may deal with some element of insecurities, and we deal with them in our own ways, right or wrong. In moments of insecurities, it can become a moment for God to show Himself strong in our behalf. The Scripture says, “For the eyes of the LORD range throughout the whole earth, to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him.” (2 Chronicles 16:9a (NIV).
God is there waiting to meet us in our sins, struggles and insecurities. He offers us a grace to provide us the true source of security. The Psalmist witnessed this in his own life. His pen is under the leading of the Holy Spirit as he shares with us Psalm 91 (take time to meditate this Psalm in your quiet time). It is filled with insight of the assurance of the greatest security we could ever experience. Below are a few spiritual disciplines to aid us in our decision to live victorious over any insecurities we find along our life journey:
• Make God’s presence and power the FIRST direction you turn to in times of insecurities (Psalm 91:2: I will say to the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.”)
• Accept and celebrate the wonderful and unique way God has wired you. (Psalm 139:14: I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well).
• Rest in the assurance that God loves you as you are as he continues to make you more like He is. (1 John 4:19 “We love him, because he first loved us.”)
God has not called or caused you to live in the arena of insecurity. The Scripture says, “For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.” Some try to find security outside of a relationship with Jesus Christ by turning to sources like: money, power, people, popularity or appearance. But those are false securities. The only answer to insecurities is a personal relationship with God through faith in Jesus Christ.
If you are praying and believing God for a church fellowship where you can grow in your faith through sound doctrine and a loving community of believers, come experience God’s grace and truth at Word Alive Church on Sundays @ 10:00am, and Wednesdays @ 7:00pm for enriching and engaging Bible studies.
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