We’re All Freaking Out (And Why We Don’t Need To)

We’re All Freaking Out (And Why We Don’t Need To)

DAY 4 OF 5

Fearfully Made

Insecurity is another form of anxiety. In fact, insecurity is defined as uncertainty or anxiety about oneself. At our core, whether we want to admit it or not, we are all anxious about what others think of us. 

The labels you embrace will shape how you see yourself and your insecurities. By labels I mean words like smart, beautiful, handsome, fun, outgoing, stylish, creative, athletic, dumb, ugly, lazy, overweight, boring, and annoying. 

When you embrace labels based on what you think about you or what other people think about you, you are putting yourself on a roller coaster of insecurity. 

That’s why you need to learn to embrace who God says you are. If you do that, you will form an identity anchored in truth. Your God-given, true identity will not bring insecurity. In fact, it will kill it. 

What are some of the things God says about you? You are loved. You were created on purpose for a purpose. Through Christ you are forgiven, righteous, and holy. You are a child of God. 

In Psalm 139, King David wrote, 

You created my inmost being;

you knit me together in my mother’s womb. 

I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; 

your works are wonderful,

I know that full well. (verses 13–14) 

God your Maker says you are fearfully and wonderfully made. “Wonderfully made” is pretty straightforward: your design is amazing. But what does “fearfully made” mean? The word translated “fearfully” means causing “reverence” or “stand in awe.” It’s like when you see something so well made that you think, Wow! Whoever designed, fashioned, created, or came up with this idea is incredible! 

God doesn’t make junk. He fashioned you together in such a wonderful way—from your eye color to your shoe size to whether you are extroverted or introverted to your love of chips and salsa—that it should make everyone go, Wow, God is incredible! 

You don’t have to be anything other than the man or woman God made you to be. In fact, trying to change you won’t change anything; it will only create more insecurity and rob the world of who you truly are. 

What areas of your life are you most tempted to find your self-worth (such as dating relationships, job, family, looks)? How does that contribute to your anxiety?

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We’re All Freaking Out (And Why We Don’t Need To)

At least 366 times, the Bible tells us not to be anxious. But do those commandments really count in the wake of a pandemic, financial struggles, relational brokenness, or middle-of-the-night fears that seem beyond our co...

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