Is it only Tuesday?! I feel like today could be... or should be... Thursday. Maybe because it's only Tuesday and it's already been a bumpy week.
There are two words that have been bumping around in my brain lately: fear and insecurity. I hate both of those words- yet they seem to have a reoccuring role in the Life And Times of Lindsay O'Donnell over the past year.
There's always something to fear, right? Sickness. Losing a loved one. Losing a job. Losing a relationship. Losing a pet.
And there's always that insecurity factor, as well. I'm not good enough at my job. I'm not a good enough friend, or daughter or sister. I'm not doing enough to improve my relationship with the Lord.
But just like that, I've been hit twice this week with scripture passages to cast away fear AND insecurity. Funny how that works, huh?
I'm seeing that fear and insecurity cripple us. They take away our freedom and passion and creativity and squash our faith. I think that's a big one; letting fear or insecurity dominate our lives means we're not trusting the one who has the ultimate control.
So my greatest prayer is that I live a life of confidence. The Lord is my light and my salvation. Whom shall I fear? I pray I let go of insecurity and trust that all is well. The Lord is the strength of my life. Of whom shall I be afraid? I pray I don't let fear of losing get in the way of the joy of what I have.
Because I truly believe God uses struggle to teach us and grow in us and bring us closer to him. But fear- and insecurity- have no room there.
So long, insecurity.