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Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

Alright everyone, let’s be real for a second. We’re gonna break down our walls and open ourselves up to new things today, even if it makes us all a little uncomfortable.

I want you to think about your biggest insecurities. It can be anything. And don’t say you don’t have any because we all do. We all have something that we struggle with, something that we find hard to accept about ourselves. It’s that little thing that sits in the back of our mind and nags us day in and day out. Something that is unrelenting.

I’ll share my two biggest insecurities with y’all because I tend to be an open book when it comes to writing. Maybe it’ll make you feel more comfortable pondering on yours:

1.) Finding my worth in other people’s opinions of myself

2.) My looks

These two things are the driving points that Satan l o v e s to push my buttons with. If he wants to get under my skin, he will touch on these two things because it’s easy to get me riled up with them. I focus so heavily on what other people think of me. I really don’t like the idea of anyone disliking me for any reason, and I want everyone to like me at least. They don’t have to be in love with me (because that’s a little weird haha), but I want them to like me. I crave that approval from others. And who doesn’t have something about their physical appearance that they pick on? It’s what we’ve been conditioned to do as a society. If we don’t look the part, we might as well just walk out now.

I find that so sad. We are so obsessed with what everyone else thinks of us that it can control our every move. Speaking from experience, I used to let these insecurities dictate everything I ever did. It wasn’t healthy, and it certainly wasn’t Godly. It is such a sinful nature, and it is absolutely no way to live.

Insecurities do not deserve to be the ringleader. Yet here they are, shoving us around like the bullies they are. And we let them do it. Why do we let them? Why should they get a say in life?

It can be so hard to look past what our insecurities tell us. They get in the way, and make it known that we should listen to them. Satan uses them to push us back away from God. He uses them to say that God doesn’t love us, that He will forsake us. That He will leave us in these dark insecurity clouds.

Man, Satan is such a liar. The biggest one out there. But, he sure knows how to knock us around.

But, even when Satan tries to use our insecurities against us, he is no match for God.

Going through my bible, I’ve noticed that God makes sure to remind us of our worth in Him so many times. He makes it known that we are not what Satan, the world, society, or even ourselves tell us. We are what HE says we are. Definitely not what the world says or what we tell ourselves.

Here’s some examples that reinforce that:

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.” 2 Corinthians 5:17

“But the LORD said to Samuel, ‘Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The LORD does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.” 1 Samuel 16:7

God loves us so much. He formed every part of us with such intention, and none of it was a mistake. When we’re feeling insecure, it is so important to remember to open the LOVE LETTER that was addressed to us. To show us just how loved we really are.

Remember this thought today and always! We are who God says we are: fearfully and wonderfully made!

-Erin Whitten

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily represent the NSU BCM but are solely those of the author(s).

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