Were repeated negative accusations a demeaning part of your life or someone you know? Did you or they hear it so often it was assumed the charges were true? Then you can relate to my pre-marital demands that we never say
in a negative way.
I’d spent years believing the enemies lies. Once I read that God was thinking precious thoughts of me before I was born, and loved me in such a manner as to bridge the gap to bring me to himself – In Christ – I recognized two truths:
1. Accusation insecurities are easily identified because they are not only negative but suggestively permanent (thoughts from the enemy), that when listened to often enough become believed and turn into self-talk like
You are not You cannot You will not You’ll never
2. Surrendered insecurities become strengths.
I have insecurities and weaknesses but In Christ none of them are permanent.
2Cor. 12:10 Therefore I am well content with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, with difficulties, for Christ’s sake; for when I am weak, then I am strong.
So despite having been programmed to be insecure (not confident or assured; uncertain or anxious), when those thoughts come I can say to the enemy – well thanks for reminding me that that issue is also covered by the blood!
If I look at myself only, I can be tempted to be insecure about my own strength and abilities, but I know that In Christ they can all be changed, becoming
You are You can You will You always
That’s why I may sometimes come across as confident, expectant, certain or secure
It’s because despite any shortcomings, I am secure
Great post on identity. I have an “Identity in Christ” app on my Android phone that tell sme each day how special and unique I am to God. It;s a great reminder! Thank you for sharing you wise words.