Scarf of Insecurity by Jennifer Waddle

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Scarf of Insecurity
Series: Scarves of White - Replacing Our Issues With The Covering Of Christ
Jennifer Waddle
2 Timothy 1:7

''For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.'' - 2 Timothy 1:7

Tell me if this rings a bell. Ten people congratulate you on a job well done, but one person has something negative to say and that is what you focus on. Sound familiar? Insecurity can zap our strength, put out our fire, hold us back, and ultimately cause us to be ineffective for Christ.

Take a look at the word I-n-s-e-c-u-r-e. The first two letters say a lot…''in'' or ''inward.'' When we struggle with insecurity, we think we are meek and humble and maybe even a victim, but really we are consumed with Me, Myself and I.

I'm not trying to be harsh. It's just that I've realized being insecure is really a form of self-centeredness. And believe me, I used to be the queen of insecurity!

When I was writing this study, I wanted to know what the Bible said about insecurity. I knew that if I could understand it from a Biblical perspective, there would be a chance to not only overcome it, but help others to do the same. The actual word isn't expressed in the Bible, but one man's experience portrayed intense insecurity and divine help from the Lord.

Pray with me as we open our hearts to the Word of God.

''Lord, we come before You, each with our own insecurities. But we are reminded that You are our loving Creator and that you created each of us in Your image…Your image! Thank you, Father, for designing each of us to fulfill a purpose for Your glory. Help us to keep our focus on You and not on self. We desire to be free from our insecurities and confident in Your Son, Jesus Christ. It is in His name we pray…amen.''

Please read Exodus 4:1-16.

If this is not the crown example of insecurity, I don't know what is. Moses, the one chosen by the Great I Am to go to Pharaoh, doubted and worried and fretted until the Lord's anger burned against him. Even with the miracles God performed right there on the spot, Moses couldn't stop thinking about his own limitations.

Now we see from the text that God was ultimately merciful to Moses by sending Aaron to be his mouthpiece. But that was not the original plan. God wanted Moses to do it.

The Lord said to him, ''Who gave man his mouth? Who makes him deaf or mute? Who gives him sight or makes him blind? Is it not I, the Lord? Now go; I will help you speak and will teach you what to say.''(Exodus 4:11-12)

Sisters, if God has called us, He will help us. Remember, He is the Potter and we are the clay. He made us. He equips us.

''Yet, O Lord, You are our Father. We are the clay, You are the Potter; we are all the work of Your hand.''(Isaiah 64:8)

''I praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfull ...

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