Insecurity is Cured by Intimacy and Identity
Aug 02 2020
75% of girls with low self-esteem reported engaging in negative activities like cutting, bullying, smoking, drinking, or disordered eating. This compares to 25% of girls with high self-esteem.According to the Counseling and Mental Health Center at The University of Texas at Austin, low self-esteem often presents in one of three patterns1. Imposter Syndrome: A person uses accomplishments or false confidence to mask their insecurities. They fear failure will reveal their true, flawed self. The person may use perfectionism or procrastination to deal with this anxiety.2. Rebellion: A person pretends they don't care what others think of them. Their feelings of inferiority may manifest as anger or blame. They may act out by defying authority or breaking laws. 3. Victimhood: A person believes they are helpless in the face of challenges. They may use self-pity to avoid changing their situation. They often rely on others to save or guide them. Insecurity leads to eating problems, depression, social anxiety, codependency, and even self-harm.Then the Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to tend and keep it. And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, “Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat; but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.” Genesis 2:15-17Insecurity is idolatry “For My people have committed two evils: they have forsaken Me, the fountain of living waters, and hewn themselves cisterns—broken cisterns that can hold no water.” Jeremiah 2:13Insecurity leads to insanity.
Insecurity is into titles, identity is into towels. Insecurity is into competing, identity is complete Insecurity focuses on weight, identity focuses on worth Insecurity looks in the bathroom mirror, identity looks in the mirror in the wordInsecurity is jealous, identity is joyfulInsecurity is focused on issues, identity is focused on intimacyInsecurity is into self-pity, identity is into self-careInsecurity live out labels, identity live out of loveInsecurity hides from God, identity hides in GodInsecurity feels abandoned, identity walks as adoptedInsecurity leads to idolatry, identity leads to inheritance 1. Don’t eat from the tree of insecurity.
If you eat from the tree of insecurity, you will hear the voice of the devil. If you eat from the tree of life, you will hear the voice of the Lord.
There will be a reason to feel insecure, but also is the choice not to feed on insecurity.
It’s not the tree that made Adam feel shame, eating from it did that. Feeding leads Feeling. 2. Figleaves don’t fix shame. Figleaves are influence, wealth, position, titles, position, and even ministry. Your body came out of dirt but you came out of God. If you draw your identity from your body you will always feel dirty. Cure for Insecurity: 1. Intimacy with God cures insecurity.
When you are aware of God, you lose attention to self.
When you’re aware of self you lost the attention of God. 2. Read the word of God until it feeds you. 3. Don’t live in your soul, speak to your soul. 4. Don’t compare if you want to be complete. 5. Criticism and compliments are gum, not bread. ________________________If you enjoyed this episode, don't forget to subscribe, rate, and share it on your social media.All my digital content is available for free to download: https://www.vladimirsavchuk.comWant to be mentored be? Enroll in VladSchool. It's free!https://www.vladschool.comDonate: