My stomach was in knots. A business had contacted me and asked to be spotlighted on my blog. Visiting the business wasn’t a big deal; I was nervous about taking pictures throughout the store. What if someone saw me taking pictures? They would stare at me and wonder what I was doing.
I know, it sounds crazy! I was worried about drawing attention to myself when taking a picture at a store. Let me say that again. I was worried about drawing attention to myself when taking a picture at a store. (I’ve shared before that I battle with insecurity, and as part of that, drawing attention to myself is the last thing I ever want to do.)
Even as I left the store I laughed at myself for being so anxious, especially since I was the only customer in the store while I was taking the pictures. I’m sure God just shook his head and laughed at me too.
The next morning I read the following words during my devotional time:
“Find freedom through seeking to please Me above all else. You can only have one Master. When you let others’ expectations drive you, you scatter your energy to the winds. Your own desire to look good can also drain your energy. I am your Master, and I do not drive you to be what you are not.” Jesus Calling by Sarah Young
Wow! That hit straight to my heart. I didn’t want to draw attention to myself because I was worried about what others would think about me. Thanks to this devotional, I was, once again, reminded that God’s opinion is the only one that matters!
Even a few days later I found this posted on Facebook. It was a great reminder of what God thinks about me! About each one of His children!
“I want to remind you of a few truths: You are precious. You are worthy of unfailing love. You are a joy. You are inherently worthy of honor. You are a delight. Your life has a firm purpose. Your Creator made only one of you. The Architect of your being didn’t want a world that was devoid of you. A universe without you is just not a good enough universe. It’s incomplete.
This is part of your original design according to Scripture. These are unshakable truths about you. You were made to be loved—accepted, not rejected.” – Tessa Afshar
Ladies, if you’re like me, you continually need to be reminded of these truths. If we would truly begin to believe these truths, we would abolish our insecurities. No matter what someone has told you in the past, you are precious, you are worthy of unfailing love and honor, you are joy, you are a delight, and your life has a firm purpose. Your life has a firm purpose.
We see ourselves with all the flaws and imperfections. But God, who created each one of us, sees us complete and as His precious daughter. I love what Tessa says, “A universe without you is just not a good universe. It’s incomplete.”
When you’re feeling insecure, remind yourself of what God thinks about you! After all, His opinion is the only one that matters!