The Beauty In Weakness
“Stop letting your insecurities block me from your purpose.”
This was the exact thing I heard the Lord whisper to me in a wrestles night’s sleep a little over a month ago. And man has it stuck with me ever since. I’ve decided to write about this personal encounter with God because I truly believe it is something that so many women, especially women in business struggle with.
There have been countless times in my life where I’ve felt that I wasn’t good enough to do something. Maybe I wasn’t smart enough, I didn’t have the right degree, I didn’t have the experience that others had, whatever the case I felt insecure in my ability to do a task, a job or even be the women I knew God is calling me to be.
Now ladies, if you belong to Christ I have some GREAT news for you… In our weakness, HE IS STRONG.
This passage of scripture is thrown around a lot and I’m sure you’ve come across it countless of times but I urge you to let yourself really soak in those words. His grace is sufficient for you. And it’s in your weakness, in your insecurities, in your short-comings, in your lack of experience, your mistakes, in your ability to doubt yourself, in your choice to put other’s voices and opinions above God’s word where HE, the King of King’s and Lord of Lord’s is made perfect.
Our weaknesses and our insecurities are an invitation to let God into our daily life. They are not a reason for us to discredit ourselves from the purposes and gifts he has given each of us to pursue.
We live in a broken world with broken people so insecurities are inevitable. But honestly, I’m thankful for them because they force me to put God in his rightful place in my life. When I acknowledge who God truly is, those insecurities become opportunities for Him to move. They become a place where testimonies of his goodness and provision can come to life. They are also the place where he can do exceedingly above what I could ever think or even imagine.
God is challenging me to invite him into my insecurities about where I’m at in my career, feeling ill-equipped in my positions in certain businesses, the unknown, and let Him do what only He can do. But here’s the beautiful thing about God, he is a God of relationship. He doesn’t force himself into your life and he certainly won’t make your decisions for you. He will however wait patiently for you to invite Him into those areas of your life for Him to move. For Him to do exceedingly abundantly more than anything we could ever ask or imagine for ourselves and his kingdom.
So, I challenge you in this new year as I am currently challenging myself… ask yourself this question.
Once you identify those places you feel inadequate, weak, simply terrified, invite God into those spaces. Invite him in and choose to trust him to be your all sufficient Father who has good plans for you, your life, your business, and your family.
Stop letting those insecurities be a foundation for failure but rather a place for your Heavenly Father to move on your behalf. Later in 2 Corinthians 12 the author writes, “Therefore, I will boast all the more gladly about my weakness, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.”
I am ready do stop doing things simply out of my own power and start asking God to come into my insecurities and be the powerful force behind the purposes in my life! Will you join me?