Today Beth Moore’s newest book titled “So Long Insecurity: You’ve been a bad friend to us” is released in stores. I had the privilege of previewing the book. Beth says in the opening of this book that this is as close to an autobiography as she’s ever written. Her humble and open heart is spilled out on every page as she openly shares her own insecurities.
Beth defines insecurity plain and simply: “not secure”. Then she goes further in each chapter digging down into the depths of insecurity from self-doubt to perfectionism to preoccupation with self – she reveals many types of insecurities we all deal with.
She reminds us that all we have to do is be born on planet earth to be insecure. A host of troubles are common to humankind. We should be careful who we covet or who we judge as “having it all”. Nobody has everything! And most likely if you knew the woman you coveted you’d find that she bleeds and is not as different from you as you think.
We think – well if I had that house or that body or that pretty face or that fabulous man or that degree I’d be secure too. But what we are saying is money, beauty, a great man, or prestige will make us secure. That is all false!
At one point she says “women use men like mirrors” to see if they are okay. In our media saturated culture, the bar for beauty has been raised to a standard that our grandma’s did not have to deal with!
So what do we do with all these insecurities? Psalm 29:11 says “The Lord gives his people strength; the Lord grants his people security.” There is nothing secure in this world – we must cling to Jesus for our strength and security. If your insecurity is interfering with your daily life and using your giftedness for the Lord, your family and children then this is the book for you!
Walk with the King!