But Moses said to God, “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh, and that I should bring the children of Israel out of Egypt?” Exodus 3:11 (NKJV)
Imagine going about your daily activities and you hear a voice say to you, that you are highly favoured and blessed among your equals. How would you feel? Shocked, right?
Well, that was the case of Mary in Luke 1:28, she marvelled at how she was addressed by the angel. It can be argued that she was more surprised at the Angel’s greeting than the message he delivered.
God has a track record of using perceived weak men. From our anchor scripture, we see Moses struggling with God because of his insecurity. He kept asking questions in an attempt to show his inability to God. However, from the scriptures, we see that God doesn’t pamper us in our insecurities rather He reminds us of who we are and to whom we belong.
A lot of people struggle with insecurities because they are not confident in themselves or their abilities.
Insecure people lack the confidence to carry out the purpose of God for their lives. This can be linked to a lack of knowledge of the one who sent them or even the Spirit they house. A very good example of this is Jeremiah. He was not confident and saw himself as a child unable to do the work of God (Jeremiah 1:4-19)
In other cases, insecurity is revealed as being overly dependent on other people for joy and a sense of purpose. Insecurities also make people overly judgemental and avoid being corrected as a way to hide their insecurities.
With all due respect, no kind of psychological teaching or technique can really cure insecurity because the identity of any man can only be found in Christ. Therefore, having an increased consciousness of who you are in Christ and a genuine encounter with Christ will turn your life around and put an end to insecurities (1 Peter 2:9).
No matter how much you grow in your walk with God, if you are insecure you can’t reach your full potential in God. You need to get up and obey God’s plan for your life. Believe what God says about you in His word and take steps of faith. To this end, stay with the knowledge of who you are in Christ Jesus.
This year, believe the word God says to you; move past the theoretical knowledge and walk boldly in the security you have in Christ Jesus.
Bible Reading Plan: Matthew 2