Wednesday, November 19, 2008

When Insecurity Comes Along

Last month, I had the chance to see how much Will hates shots. It was time for Lilly Faith's 6 month check up, which meant more shots. Since Gracie had not had her 5 year old boosters, we decided to do both girls at the same time. Before we left the house, we sat Gracie down and explained to her why she was getting shots and how we all "had to get shots when we were little". Will was apparently listening closely to our conversation. "I'm not getting shots," he told us. We told Will it wasn't his time to get shots, so he need not worry. We drove to the pediatrician's office and Will said in the car, "Gracie, I'm not going to get any shots." We took our seat in the waiting room, once again assuring Gracie that it would be over soon and would get her a treat after the shots were over. "But I'm not getting any shots, mommy," Will said. I shook my head again and told Will we were there for Lilly Faith and Gracie to get shots. "Yep, that's right!" Will said.

We waited in the room as our friendly doctor walked in the door and greeted all of us. Can you guess what Will told the doctor? "I'm not here to get a shot!" Will told the doctor. Even the good doctor found it comical that Will was so adamant that we all knew he was not there to get a shot!

Insecurity can be an ugly thing especially when you see negative situations happening all around you. Many of us are insecure about a variety of things: our job, our looks, our weight, the car we drive, the neighborhood we live in, or the clothes we wear. It can sometimes be hard not to second guess yourself when you look around. Proverbs 14:26 says, "In the fear of the Lord, one has strong confidence and His children will have a refuge". When we keep our confidence in the Lord and believe He will do what He says He will in His Word, insecurity has no place in our life. Insecurity and second guessing breeds more of the same and is a feast for Satan. But keeping our hope and confidence in the Lord produces peace about every situation.

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