Believing insecurity is like rolling over and then tumbling right down an incline into a rut. It quickly leads to destruction.
Every time insecurity comes to attack me, I hear the Lord say to my spirit, “I love you! I want you!” I can choose to listen to Him and receive His love–which is not as easy as rolling over, but yields better results…or I can turn from Him and then roll right down that incline.
“We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.”
2 Corinthians 10:5 NIV
The unfortunate truth is that falling prey to the enemy’s lies in our lives is easy. It takes a lot more effort to take captive thoughts that are not in alignment with God and submit them to His authority than it does to just listen to those thoughts. But the fruit produced from the different paths is substantially different: the first yields peace and the second yields turmoil. Yeah, it may take a lot of speaking Scripture out loud to get rid of those thoughts, but it is so much better to prevent rolling into that rut than to take a break from fighting the enemy.
What about when it’s too late? When you’re already tumbling down the hill or landing painfully in your pit? God is the only thing that can pull us out of that rut. When I fall prey to insecurity, no one can fix me but God. Other people are gifts from God, and they can and should be a source of encouragement to us, but they can never replace God. You will never meet a person who can heal all of the brokenness inside of you and make you function well. God is the One Who designed you. He makes you tick. He knows exactly what’s inside of you, what’s missing, what’s broken, and what need to be replaced. We just have to open the door and let Him come in and heal us.
“He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.”
Psalm 147:3 NIV
“The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.”
Psalm 34:18 NIV
Don’t roll down the incline–back to the pit you know all too well. Turn immediately to God and don’t be so prideful as to think you don’t need His help or so naive as to think someone else can replace Him.