“Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take” – Proverbs 3: 5-6
Friend, you may have read this verse a thousand times before, and you may know it by heart. Many of us have heard it growing up with hundred different explanations, and different revelations, shared by men or women of God. Likewise, insecurity is a feeling that is familiar to a lot of us. This feeling or belief system is common, even to supermodels or athletes.
Insecurity doesn’t just attack alone. Anxiety usually follows suit.
Webster’s Dictionary has a few definitions for insecurity, do you identify with any of these? (I know I do!);
1a: deficient in assurance: beset by fear and anxiety (e.g.: always felt insecure in a group of strangers)
b: not highly stable or well-adjusted (e.g.: an insecure relationship)
2: not confident or sure: Uncertain (feeling somewhat insecure of his reception)
3: not adequately guarded or sustained: Unsafe (e.g.: an insecure investment)
4: not firmly fastened or fixed: Shaky (e.g.: the hinge is loose and insecure)
A synonym for insecure is unsecured, meaning not secured properly to something. (Webster’s)
Keeping all this in mind, the question to ask today is where does our security lay?
If I dare to go one step deeper, I would ask, where or in whom does my trust lay?
Could it be that I allow myself to endure the mind disturbing anxiety because I trust in my fears? Or in the circumstances and facts that surround me? Going even deeper: Is the word of God the final truth for me, or is it what I am perceiving around me today?