A Cure for Insecurity (Morning)
TODAY’S FOOD FOR THE SOUL
Judges 6:15 Gideon said to him, “But Lord, how can I deliver Israel? Just look! My clan is the weakest in Manasseh, and I am the youngest in my family.”
Gideon’s life story is truly inspirational. Under Midianite’s tyranny, Israelites were oppressed. Israelites prayed to God and God chose Gideon to be His judge and champion. A timid and shy individual, the first thing that crossed his mind when God chose him was: belittle himself, gently refused the offer.
His perception was tainted after so many years under constant suppression. He lost his confidence, self-image, and God’s promise as well. When the messenger of God called him, the courageous warrior he replied with his nation’s bitter sad life. When the LORD changed the subject and praised him, Gideon once again, tried to his failure by saying: he was the weakest and youngest, his tribe was the smallest. Three means luck when he tried to tempt the Almighty LORD by asked for a sign. When he was convinced, he obeyed all the LORD had said to him and delivered Israelites from Midianites.
Look at ourselves. Did we feel so worthless that it’s impossible for God to notice our existence? How often we take shelter behind hopelessness and our weaknesses. God cannot use your precious life if there are insecurities inside your heart and mind. We cannot reach the stars simply because we think we are too small. Build again your confidence from scratch, from the very beginning. Extend your arms to reach the chances He provides. He wants to rejuvenate our spirit and heal our lives so, but before that, all He wants to fix is your confidence.
LOSING CONFIDENCE and BROKEN SELF IMAGE are leading to INSECURITY.
1. How did you see yourself until recently?
2. In your opinion, why does He want to restore your confidence?
3. After reading today’s rhema, what concrete steps will you take to apply this in your day to day life?
“Jesus Christ, I am grateful because You give me today’s rhema. I believe it’s You that speak to me directly. Forgive me if until recently I feel worthless and insecure, and have doubts about Your promises. Teach me to always believe in You and never let our doubt overwhelm us. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen.”
YEARLY BIBLE READING
2 Samuel 14-15