Have you ever felt that God can’t use you? I felt this way many times throughout my Christian walk. Strength and confidence were nonexistent. I was content with just fading in the background – after all, that’s just how God made me. At least that’s what I thought.
However, as I matured in my walk with Christ, I learned that my way of thinking was not only false, but sinful. God is sovereign. He can use anything or anyone He chooses to accomplish His purposes. I put my insecurities (self) over God.
How do you see yourself? What thoughts have you had about yourself today? Are you putting your insecurities over God? You don’t have to live your life with insecurities.
God’s will is for us to be secure and not live in fear. Those close to me know that fear controlled my life for a long time. But no more. God created us to feel secure, confident and bold as born again believers in Christ. Pastor Keith regularly tells us to get in the Word – a common theme in each blog, too. By knowing who you are in Christ, you can live a secure life. Our worth should be based on who He says we are – not what other people think, what you do, etc.
For the regular readers of this blog, you know my favorite book in the Bible is Isiah. In verse 54:17, it tells us that as children and servants of God, it is our blood-bought right through our relationship with Jesus to be secure in ourselves.
But no weapon that is formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue that shall rise against you in judgment you shall show to be in the wrong. This peace, righteousness, security, triumph over opposition] is the heritage of the servants of the Lord.” – Isiah 54:17
Throughout my struggles with fear and insecurity, I stood on Isaiah 41:10: “Do not fear, for I am with you.” I still rehearse it often. That’s the beauty and power of being in and growing in the Word.
Another verse I often go to, is 1 John 4:18: “There is no fear in love; perfect love casts out all fear.”
Both verses are so short, yet say so much about the grace of God. By learning and truly knowing God’s love and acceptance for you, any fears and insecurities will begin to vanish. It doesn’t matter what you do for a living, how much money you have in your bank account or what you’ve done in the past. You are equally as valuable to God as anyone else. We are all equally valuable.
I would not be writing this blog today – or serving in the church for that matter – if I had not surrendered my insecurities to God and put all my trust in Him. As a greeter, I’m one of the first faces people see as they enter GLC – a long way from fading in the background. God is using me in ways I never thought possible, this blog being one of them.
God can use you, too. Jesus is our peace and is the way maker. Wherever you are at today, it’s time to step out and trust Him. It’s time to believe God beyond the borders of your insecurity. Start believing God’s promise today and secure your victory.