A man went to a psychiatrist to seek help for his battle with insecurity. The doctor listened to him for a while and then gave him a diagnosis.
“The good news is you don’t have a complex. The bad news is you actually are inferior!”
It’s really not funny. Feelings of insecurity can be crippling. One of the most powerful weapons in Satan’s arsenal is insecurity. In spite of many wonderful experiences in their faith and knowledge of God’s word, low self-esteem hangs over many Christians like Los Angeles smog.
I’ve have counseled many people who were wrestling with insecurity. The reasons for feeling insecure vary, and the cures vary somewhat as well—what works for one person doesn’t with another. But one thing everyone benefits from is a true understanding of his or her identity in Christ.
Am What I Am
Most people who read the words of Paul would never think that the guy who wrote one third of the New Testament, took the Gospel to the world, built churches everywhere, and who had things revealed to him that were unlawful for him to repeat would feel insecure. But he gives us a glimpse of the battle he fought…
“For I am the least of the apostles, who am not worthy to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. But by the grace of God I am what I am.” (I Corinthians 15:9-10)
Paul’s past had disqualified him, and among the other apostles he was inferior. Yet because of God’s grace he was able to say those beautiful words, “I am what I am.” Are you able to say that? Are you satisfied with who you are? I pray God would release a work of grace in YOUR life that would allow you to experience a breaking of any insecurity, and to be the best you YOU can be!