Get Rid of Insecurity Once and For All

Get Rid of Insecurity Once and For All

We were awaiting the priceless silence to settle into our living room after my husband and I had finally gotten our four littles to bed. I was looking forward to my first adult conversation of the day, when all the sudden we both heard…

“shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh”

Looking at each other, we both simultaneously asked, “Does it sound like water is running?”

In opposite directions, we hustled through our house to conclude that no faucets were on inside at least. However, we could clearly still hear water running throughout our pipes.

So my husband headed outside. As he trudged through the snow from snowmegadon, he stumbled upon our garden hose. Dragged to the middle of the backyard. With water flooding out of it.

Putting the pieces of the puzzle together, we realized our 6-year-old had gotten the clever idea to make our backyard into an ice rink. So naturally, he began to flood the backyard in hopes it would freeze.

3 days earlier. Yes. 3 days prior, our brilliant initiator had turned the water on. (hmmm…hear the sarcasm) It had been running for nearly 3. whole. days. (don’t ask about the bill…i’m too embarrassed.)

My son had a desire. However, he lacked not only the foundational understanding of how, but also the experience to build an ice rink. So the water just seeped out.

From my limited perspective, it seems like most of us have some foundational desires for ourselves, our children, and the people in our lives.

  • That we feel loved instead of disliked.
  • That we are accepted instead of experiencing rejection.
  • That we would walk in a humble confidence instead of always struggling with insecurity.
  • That we feel a sense belonging instead of being left out.
  • That we would have a purpose instead of feeling pointless.

And sometimes these good things like love, confidence, courage, belonging, flood into our lives.

But often, like that water in my backyard, they seep right back out because there are cracks in our understanding of our identity in Christ and its realization in our lives.

Without a deep experience of who we are as daughters of the King, the water seeps out leaving us feeling alone, unloved, and insecure.

This is where I found myself several years ago. To make matters worse, I was confronted with the reality that I couldn’t give to my children or others, what I didn’t have myself.

So I started to pursue a deep understanding and experience of my biblical identity as a child of God, a daughter of the King.

And today this is where our Daughters Identity Challenge begins.

  • Whether you are going to join in the full Daughters Bible Study Experience starting this February at the Chapel Grayslake or this April at the Chapel Libertyville. (Registration will be posted as they become available.)
  • And/or you are participating through the Daughters Online Challenge which means you have subscribed to my blog and will be receiving weekly devotionals right to your email starting now.

Today, marks a new day where we pursue a renewed understanding and a restored heart as we journey to fully live in the security of being a child of God and then to fully experience our identity as a daughter of the King.

To prepare for Week 1:

  1. Read and try to memorize 2 Corinthians 6:18  – And, “I will be a Father to you, and you will be my sons and daughters,” says the Lord Almighty.
  2. Reflect on this question – How do I most frequently tend to view and relate to God? (As a judge, savior, healer, distant figure, provider, father, etc…)
  3. Request in prayer – Father, help me take hold of my identity as your child. Show me the obstacles that are in the way and what old baggage you desire to work through. I need you to fulfill your promise that you will be a Father to me. Help me see myself as yours. Love, your Daughter
About Erin Nicole Thompson

Erin Nicole Thompson is a fun-loving and authentic momma to 4 littles, wife of a ruggedly handsome Pastor, and as she likes to think, the CEO of her home operations. She delights in worship, cooking with good music, the sweet faces of her sleeping children, adult conversations, and some quiet time at Starbucks. She loves to serve alongside, encourage, and equip young and seasoned women. Erin is grateful to be part of what God is doing at The Chapel, a multi-campus church in Northern Chicago-land where her husband, Dave, pastors the Lake Zurich Campus. Presently, she lives to dream and follow God as he writes her story.