Where Do You Find Your Identity?
“He drew me up from the pit of destruction, out of the miry bog, and set my feet upon a rock, making my steps secure.” Psalm 40:2 ESV
We all have insecurities, whether it’s body image, fear of failing college, or even doubting your call to motherhood. Insecurity has a way of controlling our moods and behaviors, even to the point of dictating our lives. In one person, insecurity can exuberate meekness, compliance, and always assuming blame. In another, it may come across as boastful and never admitting wrong. How do we take these weighted insecurities and use them for God’s glory?
God designed insecurity to show how we are in dire need of a higher power. And when it comes down to it, insecurities reveal where we truly find our identities—where we genuinely place our faith and trust down to the core. It’s what we want to believe about ourselves, even if it’s not really who we are. The question we need to be asking ourselves is this: where does our sense of identity come from? Sisters, if our identity comes from something other than Christ, I can tell you right now we will never be free from being insecure. We have to answer this question from the bottom of our hearts because our identity is tied into what we really love, what we really desire, and what we really believe offers us joy.
Insecurity says we need to seek self-affirmation from others. It says we need to escape our problems by indulging in alcohol. It says we will never be beautiful according to the world’s standards…but Christ says, “It is finished” (John 19:30). The more we understand the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the more we will find it is the end to all insecurities. Christ is now our identity, and we become our true, essential selves in the promises of the Gospel.
Jesus, I pray I find my worth, value, and identity in You solely. Take my insecurities and use them for Your glory. Bring to light my idolatrous thoughts and actions…I know You are the only One who can give me new life.
What are some of your biggest insecurities? Pray God would give you peace. Meditate on Psalm 40:2.