If you accepted Christ yesterday, I want to start off by saying congrats! Welcome to the family, the body of Christ. If you prayed with me yesterday to submit this whole insecurity fast to Him, I am so excited for you. I truly believe that by the end of this journey together, we are going to be unstoppable vessels for the kingdom!
Now, I told you that 1 Corinthians 12 has been the basis for the freedom I have been receiving lately in my struggle with insecurity. And it really has been a combination of John Bevere’s second chapter in his book, Relentless, and focusing so much on this scripture.
So, when I was reading over 1 Corinthians 12 the other day, I found something I can honestly say I didn’t know existed to the magnitude that it does:
For in fact the body is not one member but many. If the foot should say, “Because I am not a hand, I am not of the body,” is it therefore not of the body? And if the ear should say, “Because I am not an eye, I am not of the body,” is it therefore not of the body? If the whole body were an eye, where would be the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where would be the smelling? But now God has set the members, each one of them, in the body just as He pleased. And if they were all one member, where would the body be? But now indeed there are many members, yet one body. – 1 Corinthians 12:14-20
When I read this scripture, I realized just how much insecurity is addressed in the Bible. Paul has it all right here. Insecurity says, “Because I am not that person over there, or because I do not have this talent here, I am not worthy or needed.” This is just not so. You are needed, and desperately so!
Insecurity is comparison. And the Bible makes it clear that those who compare themselves to others are not wise (2 Corinthians 10:12).
What is the solution? Well, you will have to come back tomorrow to find out! But before you go, I need to ask, are you getting anything out of this? Do you feel any closer to being done with this struggle? Let me know how I can be praying for you in the comments. I assure you that I am!
Thank you so much for reading. If you like what you read, be sure to see the Insecurity Fast tab for most posts in this series.