“Do not hold back from the dance because you don’t know the moves. Rather, jump in, and I will guide you.”
As a result of insecurity, people often refuse to act as they wish or are commanded. They are walled into a narrow comfort zone for fear of failure or the judgement of man. However, a hopeful promise is granted unto us through the Spirit.
When I was a child, I refused to participate in public games for fear of judgement and humiliation. I was miserable. Eventually, the Spirit revealed multiple truths regarding this insecurity to me beginning first with my identity, second in courage, and third in the Lord’s guidance.
As previously discussed, a stable identity in Christ overcomes insecurity. My dysfunctional childhood prohibited me from developing a firm sense of self and belonging. Such is, unfortunately, the case for many.
After creating a stable identity in Christ, courage is necessary to expand comfort zones and perform intimidating actions as commanded by the Lord. As time progresses, trust in the Lord becomes incipient as he guides and instructs each willing individual.
Throughout the book of Psalms, the Lord states numerous times he will guide and protect the righteous. When battling insecurity, be of courage and trust the Lord’s guidance. Walk in faithful obedience and the Lord will assist in creating a firmer, more confident sense of self.