Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
Ephesians 6:17 NIV
from my reading today with some small changes.
Our insecurities are simply the lies we have believed about ourselves our entire lives. The prison we lock ourselves in is made up of the lies we hold on to and negative self-talk. You have been told you are not smart enough, good enough, or pretty enough. An ex hurt you, and you believe no one can be trusted. You don’t like the way you look. If we believe a lie long enough, our words will reflect that lie, and pretty soon so will our actions. Eventually we will begin to believe the lie as truth. Our perception of ourselves, what we believe about ourselves, is the reality in which we live. So in order to live in freedom, we must make sure we are living in truth and not believing lies.
“I am the Way, the Truth and the Life” (John 14:6). Jesus is the Truth, and a relationship with Him is the only way we will ever know true freedom.
You may already have a relationship with Jesus. Perhaps you’ve been following Him for some time, you go to church, occasionally read the Word, and live a generally good life. Yet, many people with a relationship with Jesus are still struggling to break free from the insecurities in their life. Having a relationship with Jesus is simply just a start. To continue growing we must use his resources. The number one resource we have is His Word. Sadly, many Christ-followers either aren’t in the Word on a regular basis, or if they are, simply check it off as another to-do. So start today by putting 100% faith in God. Amen