If we become insecure in our own calling, we will measure ourselves by the success of others. Measuring up to others is the downfall that many a Christian leader has succumbed to. Our only measuring stick, per say, should be Christ alone. Why do we seek for others to validate what God has called us to do? Only you and the Lord can ultimately know His will for your life. Godly counsel is needed at times when you are confused as to what that will is, but otherwise, the end result should be to knwo His will and to walk there in it.
It is not wrong to test the spirit, and to make sure that an opportunity is from the Lord, or a distraction from the adversary. This is wisdom, not intimidation or insecurity. Jesus explained, "I tell you the truth, the Son can do nothing by himself. He does only what he sees the Father doing.
Whatever the Father does, the Son also does.” John 5:19.
Beloved friends, God has a mighty calling on His children. If we keep our eyes on Him, and imitate what He is doing, all will be well. The greatest compliment one can pay is to imitate you. I pray that I imitate my Heavenly Father daily. I will only be able to do that if I am watching and praying.
If you are experiencing emotions of doubt and insecurity, then you are at the wrong end of the adversary’s spear whose objective is to stop you from moving on with God. It is time to stand up, put on the armor of God, and command Satan to go back to the dry places from whence he came. It is time dear one, to take hold of your kingdom authority in Christ as His beloved one, and to trust and obey his calling in your life.
There have been ample times that the enemy plays the old insecurity card on me right before I get ready to minister. If your desire is to walk in the footprints of Jesus, chances are you have experienced the same thing. Satan’s ultimate tool is to deceive you and if he can do that through insecurity, he will, I know. Don’t let insecurity cripple your calling.
I am starting an online bible study “So Long, Insecurity” next
Thursday May 17th. If you would like to join us, then find me on Facebook and get connected!