"At this point, simply ask the Lord to give you the courage to be honest. Give Him permission to shine His Spirit’s light on your thoughts, feelings, and actions. You may be surprised by additional pain as you realize the extent of your wounds, but our experience of healing can only be as deep as our awareness of the need for it. This takes the power of God’s light. Ask Him to turn on the light."
I read "The Search for Significance" a long time ago. It was truly a life giving book for me as I have always struggled with insecurities. As I have grown in my walk with the Lord and spent time caring for many other's hearts in ministry, I have found we all struggle with this to some degree.
We all long to know we have true worth, but often times we look in the wrong places to find our worth.
Because we live in a broken world we are surrounded by broken people.
When we combine: How we view our-self, how we perceive how others view our worth, how those around us have shaped our self worth by their actions and or words, and the areas we have made some unhealthy choices can diminish how we view our true worth because of the brokenness of sin.
Our own sin and how other's sin affects us can: break us, mold us and begin to define us into a person God never intended us to be.
What we need to do is ask God to help us see our selves they way God's sees us.
Ephesians 2:7-10 (The Message) "Now God has us where he wants us, with all the time in this world and the next to shower grace and kindness upon us in Christ Jesus. Saving is all his idea, and all his work.
*All we do is trust him enough to let him do it.*
It’s God’s gift from start to finish! We don’t play the major role. If we did, we’d probably go around bragging that we’d done the whole thing! No, we neither make nor save ourselves. God does both the making and saving. He creates each of us by Christ Jesus to join him in the work he does, the good work he has gotten ready for us to do, work we had better be doing.