I can’t fix your insecurities.

I can’t fix your insecurities. You can surrender them. You can be honest and transparent and make them clear to me, but I cannot fix them. I can encourage you in every way that I possibly can. I can march along side you, and watch you tear them all down. But you cannot give them to me in hopes that I can make them all disappear. It’s not possible. I don’t have that power.

 

“Are we going to make it?”

 

There’s the question of the day for you. The initial answer: yes.

 

“Are we going to make it?”

 

And there it is again. The second answer: that’s the plan, isn’t it?

 

“Are we going to make it?”

 

And so it continues. The more you ask yourself, the more you begin to doubt and believe the lies. If they don’t believe you are going to make, you begin to wonder the same thing.

 

IMAGINE THIS //

Picture a strand of several silver chain links hooked together. They are strong and sturdy, making them completely able to withstand pressure. Each silver link is connected to the one next to it. Because they are all the same, and all united as one, none of them are alone. So, do you have that picture in your head? Just a long, silver chain. Now imagine a single gold chain being attached with the silver ones. The gold link is rare and beautiful. It sticks out when it is attached to the silver chain, because it is different. The gold doesn’t need help being confident and brave (Because it’s at the top of the line. It is GOLD.). It is magnificently unique and precious. All is seemingly well until, the silver chain suddenly tries to take over the gold. The silver believes that if it is connected to something different, they have to be the same. They have to be one. So, if the silver and gold are connected, they have to be the same color. The silver tries to seep into the gold chain link. But the gold is NOT okay with this. The idea of submitting itself and being overcome by the silver causes the gold chain link to break off, because it is unwilling to settle for silver.

 

Think of the gold chain link as a Christian. Amongst a world full of people who are used to settling and submit themselves to second place, the gold is rare. The unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit is precious in God’s sight (1 Peter 3:4) and there is an attractive boldness that comes with being gentle. As Christians, we are told not to conform to the patterns of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of our minds (Romans 12:2). You are priceless, and pure, and one of a kind! Don’t settle for silver when you are GOLD.

 

Psalm 139:14 // I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.

 

Romans 8:37-39 // No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

 

You are fearfully and wonderfully made. You are a child of God (John 1:12). You are no longer a slave (John 15:15). You have taken off your old self along with its selfish ways, and you have put on your new self (Col. 3:9-10). He is never going to let you fall (Deut. 31:8). He will never let the righteous be shaken (Psalm 55:22). Give Him your weight, He wants to carry it for you, because He cares for you (1 Peter 5:7).  So, if you are all of these truths, and God is a forever God who keeps His promises, why do you try to find your worth and your significance in others? Why won’t you let Him fill you up? Only God can satisfy your needs and desires.

 

Colossians 3:15 //  Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.

 

Philippians 4:19 // And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.

 

I can’t fix your insecurities, but Jesus can.

 

Be the gold chain, never settle for silver.

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