I have been dealing with old feelings surfacing over the past few days. As I came in contact with some old demons, as we say at times, I began to feel something new rise up inside of me. Not new as in never experienced, but new as in I never associated this emotion with this type of situation in the past. I began to think back over my past and the ways that I used to handle situations that did not work in my favor. I was horrible at it. The thing that hurt the most was that I used to feel like I would never change. I always felt as if I would be stuck with the person I thought I was for the rest of my life. I felt as though I would never grow into that super saint that I would see every Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday each week in church. I did not like myself. The sad part was, everyone else always had a great time around me. I wanted to join in the fun of “me”. I just didn’t know how to. And it just hacked me off daily. It made me angry that other people loved me, and I did not feel the same way about myself. Why can’t I see what they see? Better yet, why can’t I accept about myself what they clearly have?
Sitting there reminiscing, the thoughts struck such a nerve in me that I began to look up the word “insecure”. I wanted to know where it came from, who discovered it, and why so many of us are haunted by it. Who came up with the word insecure? Let me find him or her because we need to have a talk! You owe me some answers! I began to research the origins of insecurity.
Now, according to the dictionary the word “insecure” is Latin and defined as subject to fears, doubt, etc. Not confident, uncertain, uneasy, anxious, not secure, exposed or liable to risk or danger, not firmly or reliably placed or fastened. But let’s look at the prefix “in”. It is also of Latin origin, corresponding to English un-, having a negative or privative force, freely used as an English formative, especially of adjectives and their derivatives and of nouns (i.e. inattention; indefensible; inexpensive; inorganic; invariable). It assumes the same phonetic phases as in-2.(impartial; immeasurable; illiterate; irregular, etc.). In French, it became en- and thus occurs unfelt in such words as enemy (French ennemi, Latin inimicus, lit., not friendly). (Somebody just got a revelation already, right here.)
However, as God always has it, He redirected my intentions. I heard the Holy Spirit whisper to me and say, “Why don’t you look up Scriptures about insecurity instead? Look and see how many Scriptures you can find about it. It may also help you find the root you’re looking for.” So I began my Google research. Long story short, God took me by surprise as usual! Now, I’m no Bible scholar, and no I do not have a doctorate in theology. However, I’m pretty good at finding things via the Internet. And yet, I could not find the word “insecure” anywhere in the Bible. And let me just say this. This was not about trying to create something out of thin air that really didn’t exist. I was not looking for the holy unicorn. There are times when we research to find out what the Bible has to say about the things in our lives. Why not look for insecurity? Well let me tell you why we should not.
The word insecure is not in the Bible anywhere. If I am wrong, I would love for someone to show me just because I don’t want to give out incorrect information. However, I didn’t see it. And when I asked the Holy Spirit (out of habit) what is that about, He clearly said to me, “Because it’s a lie”. In my Scooby Doo voice I replied, “Rhut?” He continued, “There is no such thing as insecurity when you walk with Christ. When you are living in the covenant that God has given us there is no way any man can be insecure. Take a look at the Scriptures that came up when you googled it.”
When I finished researching the word insecure that’s when I had to put my seat belt on. The Holy Spirit hit the gas pedal. He had me to go back and look at the Scriptures that I came across in my initial findings. There were over 100 scriptures in reference to insecurity… but not one scripture mentioned it. Not one! Every scripture directly countered the true definition. More interesting, the scriptures mentioned, described, or addressed characteristics of insecurity, but it never mentioned it as a tangible thing. I then heard this. “Because insecurity is not real. It is in direct conflict of My Word. It is many things that are not of Me that come together to try to form a greater thing, but it does not exist. In order for someone to be insecure, they will have to reject Me, My Word, My covenant, My very presence. Because as you see here every scripture speaks of reassurance of the SECURITY you have through Christ! You see daughter, in order for you to feel fear, anxiety, worry, strife, jealousy, envy, and so forth, you will have to willingly walk a path outside of My Word. You will have to willing be lead by another spirit because insecurity is not in Me or in My house. Look at what I say when that word comes up:
There are so many more! You see daughter, all of these scriptures speak against the things that the enemy tries to use to bring on depression and worry. Then these emotions create an ungrateful attitude. Once you reach that stage, you begin to envy and become jealous of others. You begin to lie and blame people and circumstances for your behavior when the truth is you have chosen to walk outside of My covenant even for a fleeting moment. No the word insecure is not in the Bible because there is no such thing in Me, with Me, through Me, because of Me.
Let’s review. Now the word “insecure” is Latin and defined as subject to fears, doubt, etc. (1 John 4:18). Not confident (Heb. 10:35), uncertain, uneasy, anxious (Matt. 6:25, Phil. 4:6), not secure, exposed or liable to risk or danger (Psalms 91:11), not firmly or reliably placed or fastened (Psalms 1:3). When you can’t forgive, you have left My umbrella of security. When you choose anger instead of peace, you are walking outside of My protection. When you choose not to exercise restraint, you have chosen outside of My will. When you choose to look at the negative, you have chosen to reject My Word because there is nothing but promises in them. MY WORD IS SECURITY FOR MY PEOPLE. How can you be insecure if you’re one of Mine? Are you one of Mine? Do you behave and think like one of Mine when the enemy or warfare comes? Protection requires work. Protection requires preparation. Security is everyone’s responsibility including YOURS. Security is not a spiritual cliché, but a promise. My divine covenant for My people.”
Before I could drop one of those “see, I did it again” tears, He spoke again. “My Word says I bless those who diligently seek Me. This was diligently seeking Me. You did nothing wrong. You were blessed. See how quickly I took that attempt to feel insecure away? Yes, it’s just that simple. I warned that the enemy comes quickly, but My Word secured your heart.
“And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:32.
That is all.
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