Most of us do not like to talk about insecurities and weakness due to the vulnerability that comes with admitting that they exist. However, I have found that time and time again, there is strength in admitting one’s insecurities, for it is the only way we can learn to deal with them. However it is so easy for us to deal with insecurities in other things. You must be wondering, “What other things?” Whenever you buy a new car, phone or electronic gadget, you have the assurance that the unit is well suited to execute the function for which it was purchased. Yet every now and then we find a few defects or bugs in the product we have purchased. Once we detect the defect or bug, instead of discarding the product (after all we purchased it!), we quickly send it to the manufacturer for an exchange, repair or an upgrade. What if I told you that God created you in His image and desired perfection in Christ of you (yes you knew that already)? Well, then whom should we turn to when we start to feel insecure? I will be honest, that I do have insecurities, one of which is my hearing impairment. Often times when I start to feel insecure, instead of staying deflated, I turn to God and ask Him to reassure me. He reminds me in Romans 8:28 to know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. And He reminds me “to boast the more gladly about my weakness, so that His power may rest on me (2 Corinthians 12:9-11). This act of remembering and turning to God for my reassurance is a daily laborious affair because my pursuit for perfection in Christ is often mitigated by the devil’s attempts to take me off course by distracting me with my insecurities.
So It is my prayer that you be inspired to turn to God in the midst of your weakness and insecurities and know that God is indeed our blessed assurance.