Psalm 143:3 (NASB) For the enemy has persecuted my soul; He has crushed my life to the ground; He has made me dwell in dark places, like those who have long been dead. 4 Therefore my spirit [a]is overwhelmed within me; My heart is [b]appalled within me.
Insecurity is a real concern in the lives of people and is very common, now what we do with it is another story. Now let us turn our attention to its effects and destructive outworking’s of insecurity.
To start, insecure people have difficulty establishing good, lasting relationships. They simply cannot see how they could add value to anyone else’s life. This is a tragic loss, because every single one of us needs deep and meaningful friendships to help us grow. Insecurity is only a negative to our lives when we do not recognize it and or start the process of healing it’s dangers.
Also, men and women with insecurity are often seen as prideful or arrogant. Lack of confidence can cause them to withdraw from others, which can easily be mistaken for an act of arrogance and grandiosity. They can thereby give the impression that they simply don’t want to be around others, but the truth is they don’t know how to be around others in a comfortable way.
What’s more, insecurity frequently leads to indecisiveness and fear. People can be so consumed with self-doubt that they can’t make any decision at all. They wonder What if I make a mistake? Well, so what if they do? Making mistakes is one of the best ways to learn how to do something correctly. Don’t be afraid to try, even if you don’t succeed, you can at least rest in the fact that you did your best. Are you insecure? Or do you have insecure people in your life? Do you think we all have some insecurities?
After a while, insecure people typically get angry. When they go so long feeling so poorly about themselves, they start to resent the success and happiness of others. Can you see how something as subtle as a lack of confidence can have a debilitating effect on one’s life? Don’t allow such devastation to affect your relationships. Pray for the ability to recognize areas of self-doubt. And then start to take control today by asking the Lord to heal your insecurities.