As you all know, I made a promise to you and to myself that I would be vulnerable on this here blog .. so here it goes. I’m insecure .. there I said it. I’m a Christian and I do indeed struggle. Guess what? It’s okay!
1. When I find myself dealing with insecurities and struggling through them, I like to first write down exactly what I’m dealing with on a piece of paper, whether it be something as small as acne or something serious like addiction (heyyy everyone I know that word is scary but let’s also promise to be realistic!). I personally have struggled with addiction before and let me tell ya it truly is one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to walk through (comment if you want me to write a blog on addiction and what the process of freedom has looked like!!). Annyyways, write the struggle down, turn to Jesus, and combat whatever lie you feel this insecurity/ struggle is saying to you, with the truth of what the Lord says about you. *example* “my acne makes me feel less than, or ugly* *this addiction makes me feel dirty and unclean* *that number on the scale makes me feel worthless* I promise you, there is so much more than that lie. Jesus calls you worthy, whole, beautiful, wanted, daughter, son, bride, beloved, child, chosen and so so much more. For as long as you need to, use that piece of paper as a reminder of your true identity, that this thing is not who you are, but in fact, you are who He says you are! I know that there are so many girls/ guys who’s eyes may fall on this blog, my hope and prayer is that someone listens, and truly realizes that they are so so worthy, and loved, and wanted.
2. I also love to turn to scripture or prayer and ask that my eyes would be unveiled and that I would be able to see myself clearly! Usually I turn some instrumental music on (totally optional) and sit and start talking about what is getting me down and then I just listen, or open my bible, or talk to a friend or family member and really seek the truth behind the lie. If you don’t feel comfortable talking to someone about what you’re going through, I would seriously consider getting a journal and writing EVERYTHING down. I started doing this on the race and it has changed the game! I love my time when I get to just sit and write (I also love the times when I get to be intentional and have those super hard maybe awkward conversations that ALWAYS lead to me feeling so accepted and so loved). If you have a best friend or sibling, open up to them! Who knows .. maybe they could be struggling with the same thing! You are not alone my friend!
As the new school year approaches (wohooo!!), I thought it would be a good idea to shed some light on the darkness that insecurities cause; in spite of the fact that this may be a message that you’ve heard before, I know from experience that it isn’t said enough, that no matter what, YOU are loved by God. You cannot change that. So C’mon, lets fight together, each and every day, let’s deny the lie and choose to believe what is true.
I think for my next blog I’ll go into detail about some of my personal struggles. This might be frowned upon but I believe in transparency for the sake of freedom, and I believe that there is freedom in store for you!
I also have a huge desire for you guys to interact with each other, and with me, so leave a comment! Tell me what you think, talk to each other (be safe of course), let’s be friends! Also leave some suggestions in the comments, I’m so passionate about what you guys want to hear! That being said would you guys want to see some picture blogs? I would need to figure out how to do that but it would be worth it!!
Let me know how these suggestions go for you! Did it help? Did it not help? Love you guys.