My Insecurity about My Security

OK.  Maybe I AM insecure....I worried all night that my Saturday post sounded boastful - or arrogant.  I didn't mean it that way.  I COULD just remove it so that no one would misunderstand and I wouldn't have to feel the need to explain myself.  OK.  I AM insecure!

Enough of this!  THIS is my truth and reality today:  "I will bless the Lord at all times, his praise shall continually be in my mouth.  My soul makes its boast in the Lord; let the humble hear and be glad.  Oh, magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together!  I sought the Lord, and he answered me and delivered me from all my fears.  Those who look to him are radiant and their faces shall never be ashamed.  This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him and saved him out of all his troubles.  The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him and delivers them.  Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good!  Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!"
Psalm 34:1-8


  1. Rebecca, In no way did your post sound boastful or arrogant. The devil is just sending darts your way but you did the right thing by hitting him on the head with scripture. Have a blessed Sunday. :)

  2. I didn't think you sounded boastful. I sort of understood what you were saying, though I know I still deal with some insecurity. This Scripture puts it all in perspective.

  3. It is hard to say something positive about ourselves, without feeling it will be taken that way, as if we were boasting. I think, with age we do lose the insecurities about the less important aspects of our lives and become more confident. To recognize that in ourselves and state just inspiring to others and not boastful at all, Rebecca!

  4. The Lord is our truth and reality, our
    everything! We are all insecure to some
    degree, I think. But, as you told me
    yesterday, you recommend the Word of God
    to dispel all insecurity, doubt, fear,
    etc. We make our boast in the LORD!

  5. I love you, and your honest heart.

  6. Well, I just now went and read your post and I so understand what you mean, I too don't feel nearly insecure about things as I did when I was younger, I think with age you do acquire a certain sense of security, but that doesn't mean we still question ourselves or our decisions at times. I think it's more along the lines that you were talking about, we're not feeling insecure about 'nonsense' things, like style or having our opinion be the 'popular' opinion.
    As far as Faith, I don't think I'll ever feel secure about that, I think I will be a work in progress until I take my last breath.
    You know me, a million questions all the time.
    I often wonder if our Dear Lord doesn't find me burdensome AND boastful!
    Seriously, it takes some nerve to question God! Shameful really, but I just can't stop myself at times!

    I have never found you boastful, Rebecca. You have never come across as bragging, or filled with self-importance, in fact, I find you to be quite the opposite, you are very modest, and very generous of heart and soul.
    God Bless you!
    Love to you!,

  7. Oh Rebecca I have re-read yesterday's post. I didn't find it boastful yesterday and I don't find it boastful today.....I love honesty and I love how you share your day. Being secure about oneself doesn't mean they are boasting, gosh I hope not Rebecca or I am in trouble. I thank God every day for my security and the ability to deal with every day life on my own and with him........people who know you know your heart would never consider you boastful. Much love and wishing you a wonderful Sunday.........:-) Hugs

  8. Dearest Rebecca,

    I'm with Bernie!!! I don't think you sounded boastful at all...And no one who knows you would ever think so! You are humble, thoughtful, selfless, and a beautiful example for me of a truly, godly woman! And I DO think that we get more comfortable with who God created us to be as we grow experience builds confidence in God and in what He can do through us. I don't think insecurity is necessarily negative...sometimes it is simply a reflection of our lack of experience... Security or confidence comes with age and the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives. I am not familiar with Beth Moore's book...I haven't read it. But I think you probably could teach it! :-) Love you so much! Janine XO

  9. Oh goodness, Rebecca,

    It never entered my head that you were being boastful.

    As much as I would like to believe that I am not insecure, I still am . . . hopefully in different areas than when I was in my 20's, 30's and 40's. I like that chorus, "He's changing me . . . I'm not the same person that I used to be. It's benn slow goin' but still I knowin' that some day perfect I will be. . . . Little by little in every way. Little by little every day . . . Jesus is changing me. . ."

    I learned so much from Beth's study on the fruit of the spirit. I am looking forward to seeing her in our area in September.

  10. Your Saturday post wasn't boastful at all! I just read it, it's been a busy, busy weekend! Honestly Rebecca I could not picture you as being boastful at all! And there is a difference between being boastful and sharing good news! I love your posts, you are inspirational! Love Di ♥

  11. How well I understand your security/insecurity conflicts (been there; done that!!). Nothing like God's word to dispel them, and to bring light to the truth of "who" we are, and "Whose" we are.


    P.S. I didn't discern any boasting from the previous post, either.

  12. Hi Rebecca,
    The passage you quoted is a beautiful one. At a painful season in my life, God used those very verses to speak life and truth to my heart. Thank you for sharing.

    I scrolled down a bit to read your Saturday post. It was an honest feeling of being thankful at this point in your life. You did not at all come across as being boastful or arrogant! The enemy really isn't called Accuser of the brethren for nothing, and makes us second guess one another's, even our own, motives!

    There is a certain confidence that we begin to walk in as we reach the second half of our lives. We need this because we are now harvesting the lessons of our younger days. I say "we" because I'm 57... and there isn't so big a gap between our ages. And yes, I can say with confidence that I am no longer as insecure as I was many years ago!

    Your blog is always a nice place to visit... you make it so easy for your readers to connect with your heart.


  13. Rebecca:

    No, not at all! It was honest and good... good that you know who you are in Him, and good that at this age we have larned some things about who He is and how He is faithul.

    Go and visit my last 2 postings, and you will feel better! I went from one day of sharing my dad and B.Graham to the next day of me 'blowing it!!'. Satan loves to get us on edge and weaken our stance. I didn't see that here at all!!

    Good words!


  14. On, I think I just goofed up my comment. Not sure if it was sent!


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