By now, we know what insecurity is and how it will erode our lives if left unchecked. In our final devotion on insecurity, lets discover how to move past it for good.
Step One - LIVE FREE
Jesus knows that you’re insecure today. Understand that he loves you anyway, but he’s also wondering how long you’ll be a slave to it. Insecurity mastered Saul and it’s trying to master you.
Colossians 1 v 13 - 14 - ‘For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.’
The key word is ‘rescued.’ We’ve all watched stuff on Netflix about hostage rescues - on an airplane or Middle Eastern house. That’s what our life was like: hidden away, restrained by our guilt and shame. We watch as the good guys come smashing through the doors or ceilings neutralising all the bad guys and rescuing the hostages. This is akin to what happens when you encounter Christ at the Cross - he takes the initiative to rescue you. He smashes through your sin and shame, he takes out the bad guys, he takes off your chains and he leads you to freedom - never to be taken hostage again - that’s redemption, that’s what happens at the Cross.
You don't have to be insecure because you're free not to be!
Step Two - LIVE LOVED
Ephesians 1 v 4 - ‘For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight.’
The word ‘chose’ is a compound greek word - ‘eklego, ek - out lego - I say.
Taken together literally means ‘Out I say!’ This means that when God chose you, he called you by name. Now here’s the mind-bending bit. Paul writes that God chose us before the world was created. In other words before God said let there be light, God said, let there be you!
When you understand you’ve always existed in the will and mind of God and that he said your name before he spoke the world into being you must understand how loved, deliberate, special and called you are.
Step Three - LIVE SECOND
Mark 8 v 34 - “Whoever desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me”
‘Deny’ in this verse literally means to ‘lose sight of yourself.’ When the only person we see is Jesus, then he becomes the only source of our security.
The modern solution to insecurity is to love yourself, be true to yourself, promote yourself, but it won’t last because you have to become the answer to your own insecurity. Jesus says ‘forget yourself and focus on me.’
When Jesus is your leader, you’ll live securely allowing him to take over, trusting him with every step and every season in your life.
Why not pray this prayer today: ‘Dear God, thank you for my rescue. I receive the freedom you have won for me on through Christ Jesus and help me feel secure in you and your plan for my life. Amen.’