Facing the Giants
Pt. 3 - The Giant of Insecurity
· One of the most powerful weapons the enemy has is to ______________________ us from competing.
· in·se·cu·ri·ty: To lack confidence or assurance. Self-doubt. Uncertainty or anxiety about oneself.
· The two cousins of insecurity are discouragement and _____________________.
Areas of Insecurity
Self-Image: We must see ourselves through ___________ ____________.
1 Peter 2:9-10, 9 But you are a chosen group of people. You are the King’s religious leaders. You are a holy nation. You belong to God. He has done this for you so you can tell others how God has called you out of darkness into His great light. 10 At one time you were a people of no use. Now you are the people of God. At one time you did not have loving-kindness. Now you have God’s loving-kindness. (NLV)
Abilities: We view our problems according to ____________ __________________ and not our own.
The Future: We may not know _____________ the future holds, but we know ____________ holds the future.
The Past: We cut the _____________ of yesterday and raise the _____________ of hope for today and tomorrow.
Philippians 3:13-14, 13 Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal to win the
prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
Relationships with People: We live to please ________.
Galatians 1:10, Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ.
· 25% won’t like you and never will.
· 25% won’t like you but could be persuaded to.
· 25% will like you but could be persuaded not to like you.
· 25% will like you and will stand by you no matter what.
Relationship with God: We boldly approach Him based on His unconditional love and genuine ______________________ for us.
Hebrews 4:15-16, 15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin. 16 Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.
· Confidence with God is the ____________________ to insecurity.
Isaiah 54:17 (AMP), But no weapon that is formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue that shall rise against you in judgment you shall show to be in the wrong. This [peace, righteousness, security, triumph over opposition] is the heritage of the servants of the Lord [those in whom the ideal Servant of the Lord is reproduced]; this is the righteousness or the vindication which they obtain from Me [this is that which I impart to them as their justification], says the Lord.
Sunday, September 15, 2019
Pastor Bobby Stuart