Identity before Insecurity

(By Amanda)

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to attend a Fresh Grounded Faith conference here in town. You all know from reading the blog that Marcy and I were both in attendance. Our featured speakers that weekend were Jennifer Rothschild (a wonderful Christian author, recording artist, and speaker) and Lysa TerKeurst (president of Proverbs 31 Ministries, speaker, and author). Marcy and I are glad to share some of our reflections with you here on our blog. We would love to hear what you think about these topics!

The key verse I’m pondering this week was brought by Lysa during our second conference session. She centered her message on the beginning portion of a passage from Deuteronomy. Here’s what it says: “You are the children of the LORD your God. … For you are a people holy to the LORD your God. Out of all the peoples on the face of the earth, the LORD has chosen you to be his treasured possession.” (Deuteronomy 14:1-2, NIV)

What sweet words to my soul! He chose the Israelites to be His people, and I too am a child of the promise (see Romans 9 and Hebrews 6). He has embraced me, and He loves me no matter what! These truths have always amazed me, but at times I struggle to remember them. In the face of a current hardship I am enduring, there have been times I have all but forgotten God’s precious promises to me. Thanks be to God that I have His Word and a close group of supporters to help remind me of what is true!

When I face insecurity, I must replace my faulty beliefs and the loud noise of the destructive voices around me with the truth of who I am in Christ. Do you ever struggle with insecurity like I do at times?  If so, perhaps Lysa’s advice will help you as much as it has helped me: let your identity, not your insecurity, walk before you into any situation.

Whatever situation you walk into, remember you are a precious child of God! Allow His truths to echo in your mind as you step into each new day. As you meditate on His Word, this will become a habit. Push pause on comparing yourself to others or getting bogged down in your current difficulty. Let your situation be seen in light of your true identity, and this will allow you to walk securely in Him no matter how the world shifts or crumbles around you. Look to Him, dear Sisters. We find our identity in Him, and He is the source of our security and hope. May we take every opportunity to remind one another of our true identities.

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Prayer: Compassionate Father, how wonderful it is for us to be called Your daughters and to know that we are precious to You! We love You and desire to share Your great love with those around us. May we find our identities in You and begin to replace our insecurities with truth. You have give us a firm hope as an anchor for our souls. Thank You for these indescribable gifts! Amen.

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