My close friends know this but many may not be aware about the thing I struggle with a lot and that’s an insecurity about myself.
I can feel like I’m not a great friend or that I’m not good enough for a lot of people. I’m not personable or I’m just too much. I’ve made myself believe a lot of lies. I’ve taken those thoughts and ran with them many many times. More than I like to admit.
Do you have an insecurity that you battle with? Or any type of thought(s)? I can 100% see how people get defeated by those. I can see when you don’t have Jesus as the center of your life how much those thoughts can ruin you. Because they just keep spiraling until your in this dark place.
I can see it because honestly … Ive let my own thoughts get too far myself and I know who my God is. I know what Jesus thinks of me. I know I am a daughter of the most high God (thanks to one of my best friends for always reminding us of that). I know He created me, thinking of every single detail. I know He loves me more than anyone on Earth could. But I still would let the lies overpower all the truths I knew.
So back to you. Are you struggling? Are your thoughts taking you to a place you don’t want to be? If so, let me be a light for you. Let me remind you that YOU are a daughter or son of our Heavenly Father. That Jesus went on the cross for you. Yep, you, specifically. Not just generally speaking. He was nailed on that cross, thinking of YOU! Seems impossible, right?
How could He really be thinking about me, Deana? Because He’s Jesus, that’s why. He’s omni everything (I can’t remember all the terms honestly lol) but God is all knowing, all powerful, He has NO limitations.
So when you feel engulfed by a thought(s) about yourself. When you have yourself convinced that no one really likes you or your friends don’t really like hanging out with you as much as they do with their other friends, take those thoughts to God. Lay them at Jesus’ feet. Remind yourself that Jesus didn’t die on that cross for me to sulk in these lies that are straight from the enemy.
Yep we have an enemy. One who doesn’t want to see us confident and know who our Lord and Savior is. One who doesn’t want us to see ourselves the way God does because when we do see ourselves as beautiful (not just physically but emotionally and especially spiritually) as our Father does, we can conquer the world! We can achieve the things God has called us to because we have confidence in HIM!
2 Corinthians 10:5 tells us to “demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.” We are doing Jesus a disservice when we let the lies take over our lives.
So I challenge you, today, to look at yourself in the mirror and see yourself the way that Jesus sees you. Forget what you think others think. Heck, forget what others may think of you (easier said than done but we’re called to care about what Jesus thinks of us, not people) And if you don’t know how truly loved and delicately created you were by our Father in Heaven, check out psalm 139. It’ll change your outlook on everything especially yourself, I pray that it does anyway.
Knowing Jesus and the battle He has won for us will change your thoughts too. And when you get caught in those lies (because like i said the enemy tries to get a hold of us but with Jesus that just isn’t possible), the Holy Spirit in you will quickly detect that it is indeed a lie and He will redirect you to the truth of who you are and whose you are. It’s a journey for sure and it’s one I’ve been on for a while but I know I can’t lose and be defeated with Jesus by my side.