I took a look in my little personal library and found eight books that have helped me with insecurity so I wanted to share them with you. I posted the first four yesterday and here are the rest…
Before we get started, I’ve just got to jump in with a little bit of breaking news–I’m officially a licensed counselor (LAC). Woo-hoo! Thanks so much for all your wonderful support. (:
If the question, “Do you think I’m beautiful?” came attached to my soul, then maybe the answer wasn’t ever meant to fully come from this world. Maybe the purpose of the question is to take me by the hand and walk me into the presence of the Creator.
My soul cries out and asks the questions meant to lead me to God. Maybe all that really matters is what He thinks of me.
Have you ever heard your heart cry, “Do you think I’m beautiful?” Then let these words embrace you with their truth: The king is enthralled by your beauty (Psalm 45:11).
– Angela Thomas, Do You Think I’m Beautiful?
This, beloved, is our challenge.
To let the healthy, utterly whole, and completely secure part of us increasingly overtake our earthen vessels until it drives our every emotion, reaction, and relationship.
When we allow God’s truth to eclipse every false positive and let our eyes spring open to the treasure we have, there in His glorious reflection we’ll also see the treasure we are. And the beauty of the Lord our God will be upon us (Psalm 90:17).
– Beth Moore, So Long, Insecurity
We do not have to be successful or pleasing to others to have a healthy sense of self-esteem and worth. That worth has freely and conclusively been given to us by God.
Failure and/or the disapproval of others can’t take it away! Therefore we can conclude, It would be nice to be approved by my parents (or whomever), but if they don’t approve of me, I’m still loved and accepted by God.
Do you see the difference? The have-to mentality is sheer slavery to performance and the opinions of others, but we are secure and free in Christ.
– Robert S. McGee, The Search for Significance
God offers you and me an ongoing yes to life….He encourages us to live in the midst of our less-than-perfect reality with Jesus as our companion, teacher, soul mate, savior and friend. In every life role, Jesus invites us to live freely and lightly, even though we dwell in a relentless age of over-the-top expectations:
Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me–watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rythms of grace. (Matthew 11:28-29 msg)
– Joan C. Webb, The Relief of Imperfection
What would you add to the list?
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