This past week, I have battled with insecurity and feeling insignificant and inadequate in many different pieces of life. I was driving today and I came to an intersection where there was a plastic bag in the road. I had been praying, and I heard God say, “don’t be like that.” Like a piece of trash in the middle of the road? Ummm, ok. But then I watched. Each time a vehicle passed, a gust of wind picked up the bag and threw it back to the ground. What I believe about myself has been so easily swayed by my circumstances, that I have been much like that bag. Picked up and slammed back down. Trampled. Back and forth, here and there. But what happens when I stay rooted and grounded in the Word and refuse to let the smallest gusts of wind pick me up and take me captive? I am reminded what God says about me. I am fearfully and wonderfully made. I am called. I am chosen. I am bought with a price, and I stand victorious over insecurity and fear because of what Jesus did for me on the cross. I recently heard Priscilla Shirer say, “It would be ashame for the enemy to believe more about you (your potential and who you are in Christ) than you do.” The enemy knows he cannot destroy God’s children, so he makes it his mission to discourage us and to whisper lies to us. Stay rooted in God’s Word so you know what He says is true about you so that you can fight off the lies and schemes of the devil.
“So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.”-Colossians 2:6-7
This was written by Amy Lowe, a young adult who attends Troy University.