Focus: Replacing Insecurity (2/16/20)
In whom or in what do you trust?
– What we trust in helps us feel secure
– The feeling of security is related to our attachments
– According to research, 95% of us have a strong sense of insecurity.
Key verse: “We have this hope as an anchor for the soul,
firm and secure.” (Hebrews 6:19)
Roots of Insecurity
– Childhood experiences
– Aggressive behavior
– Addictive behavior
– Affective behavior (high anxiety, highly critical)
The Aim: Replace insecurity with confidence
– From the Latin word: confidere “to have full trust”
Replacing Insecurity: Focus on God
“What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.”-AW Tozer
– Paul – Acts 27
– Abraham – Hebrews 6
Full Trust in God
– The Person
– The Promise
– The Pledge
– The Purpose
– The Priest
Reflection Question: To whom or to what am I anchored?
As a result, we who come to God for refuge might be encouraged to seize that hope that is set before us. That hope is real and true, an anchor to steady our restless souls.
(Hebrews 6:18b-19 The Voice Translation)
Invitation to trust: To symbolize my trust (my confidence) in God as my anchor, I make a knot in the string I was given.
Assignment: whenever insecurity tries to attach itself, find a promise from God and attach to it.