Why is it that we don’t do the things that we truly desire to do? Why do we second guess our abilities when God tells us to move? Why do we care so much about what other people think, and say about us, rather than believing in ourselves?
Dear insecurities, I don’t like how you make me feel when I think about stepping out on my dreams. I don’t like the fact that you keep me held bound by fear, rather than allowing me to spread my wings and fly. Every-time I feel like I can do anything I set my mind to, you tell me that I can’t. You constantly remind me of my past, and tell me that I am not good enough. You tell me that it is better for me to stay inside of my comfort zone, because it is safe there. Constantly,
you make me feel the need to compare myself to others. You tell me that I am not pretty enough to matter. You constantly remind me of my age, and tell me that I am too old to even try. For most of my life, I have allowed you to control my decisions, dreams, and emotions. At times, I question my being because I have allowed your voice to become louder than my faith. You tell me that I will always be alone, because you desire to keep me to yourself. Lately, I have realized that you only exist in the realms of my mind. I have given you too much control over my life, and there is only room for one of us to continue to exist. I have decided that you can no longer be a part of my life. You have been evicted immediately!
No longer will I allow you to manipulate and control my life. I refuse to continue to listen to the lies that you continue to feed my mind. Today I choose to spread my wings and fly. I will step outside of my comfort zone so that I can grow. My dreams, and visions are awaiting their conductor, so therefore I must go. It is clear that I created you over the years, by believing the lies of my childhood, relationships, and opinions of others. Although you are gone, you must know that I will not be alone. I have chosen to replace you with FAITH. She tells me that I can, even when I think I can’t. She tells me that I am more than a conquer. When I feel like quitting, she reminds me that I am the missing piece. She always reminds me why I started, and encourages me to live outside of my comfort zone. When I see, and hear the opinions of others, she blocks them and tells me to move forward. She is the exact opposite of you, and desires the best for me. Although I have known you longer than I have known Faith, I can’t imagine living life without her. Farewell insecurities, this relationship is officially over.
We all have a hard time letting go of the limitations of our minds, so therefore I decided to write the letter for you. It is time for you to blossom, but there is only room for you, and not your insecurities. Don’t allow yourself to become limited by something that you control (Mind). You are the conductor of your dreams, and visions, and you have a job to do. If you never go, you’ll never know; it’s time for you to get moving.
Father, thank you for appointing us. Strengthen us for the journey ahead, so that we are victorious before we even get started. In all that we do, help us to remember to acknowledged you…… AMEN
Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.
Romans 12:2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.