Beth Moore started by reminding us how quickly life changes but how much the Gospel stays the same. Then she had us stand, while she knelt to pray. (I know that because I peaked.) What a picture of humility on her behalf.
Beth then stated that she felt awkward talking to so many men about insecurity in leadership, but that was where she was asked and felt led to share. (Thank you for being obedient!)
She began by taking us to Proverbs.
For the Lord is your security and He will keep your foot from being caught in a trap. Proverbs 3:26
Insecurity is a snare we are usually not prepared to face. Insecurity means, “inordinate self-consciousness, positive or negative.” Anything that causes us to be caught up in ourselves will keep us from fully honoring God.
There has never been a time when we were more susceptible to insecurity. We live with instant scrutiny as church leaders. Even before we finish a message, what we said is already put to the world on Twitter or in a blog. Everyone has an opinion and everyone has a voice. We have all become published authors. People are passing on information before they have a chance to absorb it. All this makes us prone to insecurity.
Somewhere along the way, if we don’t deal with insecurity, we begin to rely on our own abilities and forget the things of our first love. Many leaders come to the destruction of their ministry because of their personal insecurities and their failure to rely on the Spirit of God for security.
Thanks Beth for reminding me to place my complete trust and dependence on the person of Jesus Christ!
Reflect on this:
Do you struggle with insecurity? Could it be a reliance problem? Are you relying more on your own abilities than the sufficiency of Christ?