Daily Delight

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Some days I feel swallowed whole by insecurity. Recently, the opportunities I have been given to write have been a big source of insecurity. What if I have nothing good to write? What if I write the wrong thing? What if no one likes it?

When I have days when I feel insecure or lacking in who I am supposed to be, my first instinct is to figure out how to fix it myself. I try to muster up the strength or grace I need for the situation on my own, but never get very far.

God has been teaching me a better way....We put no confidence in human effort. Instead we boast about what Christ Jesus has done for us. -Philippians 3:3 (NLT)

The truth is, we can’t break free from insecurity or fear on our own. No matter how hard we try, we can never muster up enough strength or grace for what life throws at us. Human effort alone will never be enough.

Instead, we trust and boast in what Jesus has done for us. And what has He done for us? Everything! Absolutely everything good in our life is from Him. Jesus gave it all up willingly so we could know Him. His perfect sacrifice on the cross makes it possible for us to walk from fear and insecurity to grace and freedom in Him.

And when I think about the opportunities I have to write, I realize that it was Jesus that opened those doors all along. It is Jesus that will give me the words to write. It is Jesus that will give me the strength I need. So I can quit depending on my own effort or ability and trust only in Him working in me. I can then move from a place of insecurity in my writing to dependence on Him.

Where are you struggling with fear and insecurity today? What have you been trying to do in your own strength? I encourage you to look to Jesus and what He has done for you. He wants to be your strength in the middle of it. 

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About the Author

Stacey Welch≫ ≫ Stacey is a daughter, sister, friend, leader, learner, roommate, lover of coffee, chocolate chip cookies, and the moon, and most of all a girl trying to work out God’s grace on the journey. Her love for Jesus and the Word of God spill out of every word she writes and is her hope for life. She is passionate about people grabbing onto God’s love and promises. Stacey is a Cincinnati girl residing in Northern Illinois and spends her days loving on the cutest little boy with Down syndrome.


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