We live in a world that values bigger, better and faster, and because of this, it can be difficult to overcome your insecurities and become a confident person. There isn’t an individual walking this Earth that doesn’t deal with insecurities. Insecurities entangle us for a variety of reasons. It might have started as a child, or maybe you were mistreated from a parent, a significant other, or someone who you care(ed) about. Or maybe you experienced a traumatic event that’s now altered your way of thinking of yourself. All in all, whatever the reason is, I want you to know that your insecurities do not define you.
One of the gifts of life is the ability to grow as individuals. To that end, you have the power to overcome your insecurities and reclaiming your self-confidence. Obviously this is easier said than done, as there are many factors that cause them however, IT IS possible. Furthermore, it’s easy to become insecure when you constantly compare yourself to others. What you fail to realize is that person who seems as if they have it “all together”, surely doesn’t. They have issues they’re dealing with too. Instead of comparing yourself to others, assess how much you have grown, what you’ve achieved and what progress you have made towards your goals. In the paragraph that follows I offer a few pieces of advice to overcome insecurities.
The first step in overcoming your insecurities is being honest with yourself and identifying them. Think about where it is that you’re lacking confidence. After you found the origin of the problem, you will find it is much easier to address the insecurity. Secondly, invalidate the issue. Do this by practicing positive self-talk. There is power in the tongue and what you tell yourself is what you will believe about yourself. Furthermore, change what you have the power to change. For instance, if you’re insecure about your weight, sign up for a gym membership and work out. If the insecurity is something that you cannot change then you have to work on accepting it. Pray on it and ask God for acceptance and understanding. Lastly, surround yourself with positive people and get rid of individuals who take advantage of your insecurities. You can do this, I promise!
“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” Romans 12:2
Peace & Love,