I wouldn’t call myself an insecure child.
photo by Jason Harper
But little thoughts pop into my head, and it reminds me that I’m still human.
I’m still a sinner.
I still need encouragement.
I still need grace.
I still need Truth.
And I don’t lean in close to my King often enough.
Here are questions that pop into my head.
- Why can’t I blog like him? He just started!
- Why can’t I speak as well as he does? I went to school for this stuff!
- Why can’t I write a book like she did?
- Why can’t I think about systems as well as he does?
- Why can’t I work out as often as he does?
- Why can’t I be a stronger leader like him?
- Why can’t I communicate as clearly as she does?
- Why am I not as disciplined as they are?
- Why can I not read as many books as he does?
- Why can’t I be better at fixing things like he is?
See how my warped mind works?
I need to remind myself that my strengths are mine. Your strengths are yours. And that’s a good thing.
I need to get over the fact that I can’t be good at everything. I need to be good at where God’s gifted me and what He’s called me to be and do.
Reminder to self:
God’s not gifted you with all of the gifts. If He did, you’d be God. Learn from other people and marvel at the grace and beauty of God.
Am I the only one that asks these questions?
What insecurity struggles are you facing?