Debi: Dealing With Insecurities

We waste an incredible amount of time wanting to be somewhere else, someone else. Our head-space gets clogged with compare, contrast, what if, why can’t, I should. We become our toughest critics and start to create this mentality of “I am not enough” or “I need her/his life to be happy” when in reality you are who you are on purpose and for a purpose. Of course, one does not simply know that without fully understanding their identity in Christ. So we build a sort of castle where we become the damsel in distress, with the feeling that we are too worthless to be saved, but we soon learn that dealing with insecurities is vital to our growth.

Romans 12:6 (MSG)

“Each of us finds our meaning and function as a part of his body. But as a chopped-off finger or cut-off toe we wouldn’t amount to much, would we? So since we find ourselves fashioned into all these excellently formed and marvelously functioning parts in Christ’s body, let’s just go ahead and be what we’re made to be, without enviously or pridefully comparing ourselves with each other, or trying to be something we aren’t”

Veiled- Dealing With Insecurities

I’ve always had my fair share of insecurities. They ranged from things I could control to things I couldn’t. My inability to fully love myself in spite of my insecurities began to induce doubts/fears into my life and tear away the joy that once resided in my soul. I needed to change when others changed, to be when other people started to be. I did not necessarily want to be better; but fit into the mold of those who did not even know what path they were taking. I wanted to take the road most traveled because I knew it guaranteed acceptance. I was fearful, fearful of being too smart, too creative, and too appealing.

But it soon occurred to me how much of myself I’d given at the expense of other people’s approval. I was losing myself, and I needed time to nurture my spirit man and find myself. Not the me I thought I was, or the me others might have labeled me to be, but simply me in all my fullness, imperfections, flaws, talents, and fears.

I don’t believe we can know entirely who we are in one year, let alone a single day. However, I believe that every second of our life counts for something, so why waste it? Why waste precious time trying to fit into someone else’s box, when God uniquely created you for an entirely different purpose?

 

Unveiled

1 Corinthians 12:27 Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it (ASV)

I remember reading this verse and thinking wow! I am an individual with a part in the body of Christ. It seems silly now, but back then, I felt like everyone else. God was able to gently remind me that He has counted every hair on my head, He has given me a future and hope, He has plans for me, and I am royalty before His eyes.

It is incredibly easy to be like others. To walk around without purpose or calling. However, it is so rewarding to know that YOU are accounted for.

The way you laugh, look, smell, and dress is different!

 

Even the way you think is different. Being genuine and true to yourself is the best thing you can do. For yourself. For others. The world is tired of copies. Be original; Romans 12:2.

Security In Christ

My new-found security in Christ and in my own identity has given me clarity. I see now how strong and powerful I am when I submit and let God take the lead in my life. The way I carry myself and how I handle certain situations have completely changed now that I am secure in Christ.

I will always remember a quote by Marianne Williamson that says,

“You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.”

So I invite you to unveil and come out of hiding. You are You. You are safe in His arms.

 


Wow, wasn’t that beautiful? Thank you, Debi, for sharing your wonderful testimony with us, I pray that God continues to reveal to you His purpose for your life. Your ability to unveil into the beautiful woman that you are teaches us that we are never ” too much”, that we are fearfully and wonderfully made and that the world needs us to be us. No more comparing, no more hiding behind insecurities, it is time to let our light shine.

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How are you unveiling? Comment below

Stay blessed,

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Fighting Insecurity: Affirmation Printables

Insecurity, the dreaded word, but one that many of us are so familiar with. There are so many places of insecurity that a person can feel. I have battled insecurity and still have some patches of me that I am insecure about but by the grace of God, His power in me has become so much greater than the little voice of insecurity that tries to speak up. Fighting insecurity is possible when we allow God to fills us up.

Unfortunately, insecurity is an issue that most women and most people in general deal with; whether it is insecurity in regards to your physicality or your mental, spiritual, or intellectual capability. I don’t know what insecurities you might have dealt with or continue to deal with, but I do know that YOU are indeed enough. Secondly, the word of God, the truth, has the ability to overshadow every bit of insecurity you might have.

I believe God has planted a lot in me, and in you as well, and sometimes I feel that I am incapable of doing what God has called me to do today and tomorrow. That maybe God made a mistake in positioning me where He has me. I can find myself using my mistakes as a reason to drop out the race instead of a method of growth. But what I have found is that I alone am not capable of doing what God has called me to do, but with God everything is capable. The God in me has provided the wisdom and the grace to navigate through life. The bible says “And those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he also justified, and those whom he justified he also glorified”.(Romans 8:30).

God does not call qualified people!!!! God has qualified you because He has called you, and nobody in this world can take God’s qualification from you.

You are enough. I wish I could yell this out to you all until you truly believe it, but you have to make the decision to believe the truth. You are beautiful, you are smart, and you are wise. There is no gifting that is hidden from you; you have been given access to all gifts from heaven to do the work of the Lord.

Affirm

Although God has done a work in me and healed some wounds of insecurity, the enemy, you may agree, has a way of picking at you especially in those trying season. That is why it is so important to wash yourself with the word of God; affirmation is important in fighting insecurity. Whenever the enemy speaks, respond with a truth and watch the power of God transform you.

This is why I have created these affirmation printable cards for you. My hope is that it will be a constant reminder of what God is doing in you.

Fighting insecurity

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Setting Up Your Cards

I printed my cards as photos (very inexpensive) but you can also print them using regular paper or cardstock.

I taped my cards on my bathroom door because that is the first surface I see when I wake up in the morning. I love reading these verses out loud to reaffirm the words that I know to be facts.

My prayer is that these affirmation cards will help you in fighting insecurity. The word of God has the power to transform darkness into light. Whenever you find darkness creeping in, don’t allow it to have an extended stay, keep it at bay. You are enough and have enough.

 

Fighting Insecurity

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God bless,

Rachel: Overcoming Shame

“Rachel, you are a liar. You have nothing of value to say. You are sexually immoral. All you bring is shame. You can never be loved. Everything you touch breaks. You are broken.”

Veiled

This is me. Or rather, this is who I thought God called me to be. Not knowing that these were words from the devil to keep me in bondage; to keep me masked and from walking in my purpose. You may be thinking, “Sis, did you really battle with these thoughts? You are always laughing and smiling. This can’t be!”

Well, for the longest time this was my truth. I believed that the things that happened to me in my past were God’s way of punishing me. I suppressed these thoughts for so long that when I did become saved, I found myself backsliding and sinning.

I was that fig tree, full of leaves but bearing no fruit; the appearance of a Christian on fire for God, but I wasn’t maturing in my walk. I couldn’t see beyond my circumstances. there was lust and deeply rooted unforgiveness in my heart that I did not want to see. So I continued to fold into a cocoon of loneliness only to be consoled by the lies of this world.

“Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them.” Ephesians 5:11 (ESV)

 Overcoming Shame

I realized that to truly experience freedom, I had to rip off the bandages and expose my wounds. I was reluctant to fully let God in, but I soon realized that God reveals things if you open up to Him.

It seemed as though my wounds became deeper and deeper with no escape in sight. And it may seem like that for you too, however, He DOES provide an escape if you lay your issues at His feet and leave them there. 

I found myself stumbling upon scriptures and sermons that casted away every single feeling of doubt and hatred I had stored up in my heart. When I thought God was done, He continued to place impactful people in my life who held me accountable, kept me grounded, and reassured the importance of having God’s hand over every aspect of my life. In my quiet moments, God taught me that my past did not define me; it made me a relatable witness for those searching for His truth.

“And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit.” 2 Corinthians 3:18 (ESV)

Unveiled

The scales from my heart have been removed. I can now bask in the glory of Christ without having to be ashamed or question who I am. I AM a reflection of God. God is continually showing me who I am by washing me with His words; Words of affirmation, love, and destiny.

“Rachel, you are beautiful. You are whole. You are not alone and will never be alone. Your voice is valuable. Your words and actions bring healing to others. You are the testament of a conqueror, so invest in the trees around you.”

So I urge you to cast every single care you have on Him. Do not listen to a single lie that this crooked world tries to throw at you. Do not allow anyone to speak words over your life that contradict the words that Christ unceasingly breathes over your heart. Truly invite God in and He will unveil your hidden beauty.

 


Won’t He do it! The Lord is so amazing and wonderful. His grace transforms our lives. Thank you, Rachel for reminding us of God’s unwavering love. Thank you for reminding us that He is near to the brokenhearted and that He provides healing when we open up to Him. You are a gem, and I pray that you continue to blossom into your destiny.

Stay blessed,

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