Security with Self
Our security with self is based solely upon our security with God. As humans, we are completely unable to control what happens in this world. Without God’s sovereignty, we are helpless pawns in chaos.
Fortunately, God has chosen to love His creatures and He has chosen to make Himself known to us. We can see Him in natural creation, man-made creations, as well as the intuitions that He has placed in us so that we can know Him. Additionally, He has made Himself known to us through the revelation of His Word, His prophets, and Yeshua- the Messiah.
God lets us know on several levels that He is there and wants to love us and help us. What then, would we be insecure about?
God makes covenants with His people. Covenants imply conformity. While God is always faithful to conform to the covenants He makes, we are not. It is our self-will, stubbornness, and blatant arrogance that makes us walk-away from our responsibility to God. We do not want to be held accountable. So, we fool ourselves into thinking that God is not there, doesn’t really care, or that He is simply not paying attention to us. However, that is not the case, and we will be held to account.
When we do not do engage in the relationship, we start to feel that sense of insecurity. Our guilt before God starts talking. When that happens, we begin to fear, not only God, but everything around us, even ourselves. We sense our loneliness and we are keenly aware of trouble. All of a sudden, the world is not so safe.
Meditation: Where is God in your life? Are you going it alone? Why or why not?
Activity 1: Inventory the places where you don’t “need’ God. Why do you think that is true?
Activity 2: Inventory the places where you praise God for His involvement in your life. Record this in a journal that for a few days. How’s your track record? Do #1 again.
Activity 3: Listen to how you interact with others. Does your relationship with God shine through? Do others know that God is in your life? Why or why not?
Activity 4: Pray! Ask God to reveal blind spots. Renew your commitment to Him and plan action steps to do that.