Saturday, August 24, 2013
I never thought I did.
But I am discovering in my own life that the most dangerous insecurities are the unidentified ones.
It's a hidden trap. Disguised and unrecognized.
Christian society delights in pious platitudes. We say a lot. We want affirmation for the "high standards" that we profess. It's only natural for human nature to desire recognition.
Because of this I find myself having to constantly reevaluate my life, my actions, my priorities but most importantly, the motives behind the things I do.
Whether it is my use of social media, the way I dress, pursuing academic excellence, or anything else.
The list could go on.
It's easy to want to be acknowledged. To be appreciated. To have a good reputation, a following.
But wait a minute.
Didn't Christ make Himself of no reputation?
It's a pause for thought.
Whose affirmation do I really crave?
I want a following. But not the following you might immediately think of.
I'm learning to desire a following of blessing.
And not just the Lord blessing me, but a blessing that leaves a wake.
I want to leave a trail of blessing behind.
And I want my security to be in Christ alone.
So I'm reevaluating.
Are there any hidden insecurities in my life that I need to address that are preventing the Savior from being my true security?