insecurity

Hey!  It’s been far too long.  Life just keeps getting in the way!

I cannot believe I’m writing chapter six!  This has been so fun so far, and I hope you are enjoying it as much as I am. 🙂


Okay, so what do you think of when I say this word?:

i n s e c u r i t y

I’m almost positive that every single one of you thinks of something about you that you don’t like.  Whether it be something about your appearance or personality, there is always something we aren’t happy with.

I’m not here to tell you that you should be just like me and be confident in yourself and know how beautiful you are.  I can’t.  Because I don’t feel that way about myself, so it would be incredibly hypocritical of me to say that to you.

Feminism and women empowerment are such major topics in today’s society.  Everywhere you turn there is some social media account, song, movie or celebrity telling you how beautiful you are and that it doesn’t matter what you look like.

But if you’re anything like me, you listen to the song, or read the words.  You think, “Wow, that’s so inspiring.”  Then you look at yourself in the mirror; and look at the person behind the speech, and start comparing yourself to them.

Because that’s what we do.

We compare ourselves to each other.

Constantly.

Again, I can’t sit here and tell you to stop, because I do it too.  I wish I didn’t, but I do.  I wish that I could tell you that if you would just let your insecurities go, your life will be so much better.  But I can’t.  Because I can’t do that either.

I’ve been trying really hard to stop judging myself and comparing myself to others, because I know I am beautifully and wonderfully made.  It’s hard though!  It’s really hard!

I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.

Psalms 139:14 (NIV)

Now I’m not just talking about appearance here, though that does play a part.  I’m talking about personality, talents, etc.  I’m insecure about a lot of things, and I know a lot of you are too.

So this post isn’t exactly telling you how to get over your insecurity, for I don’t know myself.  It’s more a chance for you to, hopefully, see that you are not alone in your feelings.

Alessia Cara sings a song called “Scars To Your Beautiful” and its about this very thing.  Here’s the song if you want to give it a listen, and I encourage you to.

The entire song has great lyrics, but here’s some that I love:

So to all the girls that’s hurting
Let me be your mirror, help you see a little bit clearer
The light that shines within.
There’s a hope that’s waiting for you in the dark
You should know you’re beautiful just the way you are
And you don’t have to change a thing
The world could change it’s heart
No scars to your beautiful, we’re stars and we’re beautiful.

So this post isn’t exactly telling you how to get over your insecurity, for I don’t know myself.  It’s more a chance for you to, hopefully, see that you are not alone in your feelings.

This could go completely downhill and there may not be a single one of you who feel the same way, but I have the feeling at least some of you do.

All I can tell you is to lean on God through your struggles and He will present you with a peace that surpasses all understanding if He sees fit.  He has a plan for you, even if you don’t see it right now.  I promise. ❤

Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.

1 Peter 5:7

And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Jesus Christ.

Philippians 4:7

Lots and lots and lots of love,

Abigail ❤

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