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August 25, 2021

August 25, 2021

By Kimberly Hobbs

EMPOWERING LIVES WITH PURPOSE:
The war on our own insecurities is a daily struggle. I used to battle insecurities.  Chief among my insecurities was my failure to fully trust God. I learned how to overcome my insecurities through reviewing my life with God and asking Him to show me why I was insecure.
One of the main issues that rendered my insecurity was being self-conscious.
Self-consciousness is being focused on ourselves. I had to take a hard examination of myself, a brutal look at my issue. What is this saying? Am I selfish because I was worried about things about me? “Self conscious.”?
When we are focused on ourselves, we are not loving God and loving others or showing them to be more worthy.
(Philippians 2:3) tells us to do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit but in humility count others more significant than ourselves.
I had to realize the life I’m living is not about “me” but it “is” about the God who loves me and He loves me just the way I am.
 My righteousness is what pleases the Lord, not everything I try to do and try to do perfectly. God taught me this truth when I surrendered all my insecurities to Him. He couldn’t use me where I am today until He took me through the “training grounds” of surrendering my insecurities to Him and learning to surrender each one to His control.
“I count everything as lost because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord” (Philippians 3:7-8)
My focus became Christ and Christ alone. Let us not doubt what “security” we do have in Christ and Him alone. God is in control, always. We can do anything through Him.. We are not in control, He is.
Your true security will come when you recognize that God will supply every need of yours according to His riches and glory in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:19)
God knows what you need and will equip you with it as you walk in His way.
God will keep you in perfect peace if your mind is focused on Him and not yourself.
This is so refreshing for me to be able to share this with you. Once you understand where insecurities come from, you can retrain your mind and focus on Christ alone.
“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” ( Philippians 4:13)