• Putting to Death Your Insecurities

    Do you ever get an unsettled, uncomfortable, kind of yucky feeling that you don’t quite measure up? You’re insufficient? Inadequate? Viewed as a “Loser” with a capital “L”? The solution to putting to death insecurities is knowing who you are in Christ. Not only knowing it, but reminding yourself (sometimes daily) who you are “in Christ.” And that’s the important thing to note: “In Christ.” Last month, I shared a list that describes who you are in Christ; describing your true identity (if you belong to Christ). If you missed that list, or need a good dose again of truth about who you really are, head over to Revive Our Hearts where…

  • “L” is for “Loser!”

      So, let’s say you go to a party, or a small group fellowship, or maybe just a regular church service on Sunday morning . . . and you feel like no one is talking to you, like you’re being avoided, or that you’re a loser. What is your typical reaction? If you’re like most people, your first reaction is hurt and confusion: “What have I done wrong?” “Why don’t they like me?” “What’s wrong with me?” All of those reactions are pretty common. If a sense of rejection becomes a frequent occurrence, it can lead to feelings of worthlessness, depression, even a desire to stay home and isolate yourself in protection.…

  • Help When Your Identity is Stolen

    I don’t know about you, but some days I feel like someone’s stolen my identity. What I mean by that is, fear starts to paralyze me, shame begins to strangle me, and hopelessness steals my joy. When that starts happening, I know, sure enough . . . I’m experiencing an identity crisis. I’ve forgotten “who I am in Christ.”  So, for those days when the liar (the enemy of our souls) has stolen my identity and left me bewildered in the confusion, I’ve formulated a document that reorients my thinking and helps me recover the knowledge of my true identity. Sometimes it just helps me to preach this to myself and be…