Loft Topic 8.19.14

Writing for the Loft

the-loft today, along with many others. I hope you will check out the place and get connected with some great blogs (just click the pic). This week’s topic is insecurities. Let’s see . . . how many of mine do I dare publicly expose?

Leah wrote about not enough. I can so identify! A few months back I listed my not enoughs, typed them out even, I admit I stopped on number 27, there are more. And no I am not revealing the list. 🙂  

So what am I going to reveal? 

That I am 62, weigh 15 pounds more than is optimally healthy for me, I can easily be sucked into a family friendly chic flick and ignore more important matters; which leads me to my point: here of late I have come to fear that I will come to the end of my days (which are fewer than I have already spent) and I will not have lived well for JESUS. 

And you might say now wait a minute, Kathie, the topic is insecurities and you are talking about fear

That’s right. For me all insecurities are rooted in fear.

The fear that I am not acceptable as I am. And you know what that ultimately means? It means I am afraid that I am not fully loved! And you know what else? Even if the whole world loved me that still would not be enough. Because I can only be completely satisfied and fully secure if I moment by moment accept the fact that GOD loves me unconditionally.

(Is this an excuse to live sloppily? ABSOLUTELY NOT! It’s the freedom, the strength, and the courage to keep on getting back on track when we do fail to walk in love!)

So I am working on it, one moment at a time. And we are making progress! 🙂 Some days more than others — it’s a process.

6 And I am convinced and sure of this very thing, that He Who began a good work in you will continue until the day of Jesus Christ [right up to the time of His return], developing [that good work] and perfecting and bringing it to full completion in you. via Phil 1:6 AMP – And I am convinced and sure of this – Bible Gateway.  Philippians 1:6 Amplified Bible (AMP)


Day 231 of 2014, a day to give Thanks.

Kathie

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9 Replies to “Loft Topic 8.19.14”

  1. Hi, Kathie! 🙂 I’m stopping by from #TheLoft this week. I think we can all relate to the fear that perhaps we are unlovable? I believe it’s one of the Enemy’s greatest lies and a tool he uses often. I just love that you ended with my favorite verse, my life verse really. It gives me great hope to know that the work is not yet complete, yet He loves me anyways! Nice to meet you!
    Jen 🙂

    1. Hi Jen! It is a pleasure to meet you. Thank you for stopping by and saying hello. I am enjoying the Loft connection – meeting Sisters of Faith that I otherwise have not met. It’s encouraging. Blessing to you and yours and I’m looking forward to seeing you around the Loft.

  2. I love your post here, and I’m going to comment on the post in a minute….but first….
    I LOVE that your post ends with which day of the year it is, and that it’s a day to be thankful. That was such a blessing to me!
    I struggle with fear in regards to my insecurity (insecurities!!) as well. Because of my insecurity, I then fear getting into situations which will make me feel insecure. It’s a vicious cycle. I’m reminded of that verse – perfect love casts out fear. That’s such a morsel of truth for me, struggling with perfection, and you, struggling with fear.
    Thank you so much for joining us at The Loft! I hope we’ll see you again next week for a much lighter topic – something funny! After this week, I think we’ll all enjoy some laughs!!
    Blessings!

    1. Thank you Rebekah. Your words are a delightful encouragement to me. Being a part of The Loft is a gift and I am eager each week to visit with as many as I can. I will be looking forward to your Something Funny next week. Blessings to you Friend!

  3. Kathie, I just want you to know that you just did my heart a world of good. I struggle with the same insecurity of not being loved and you are right- even if the whole world loved me, it could never replace being secure in God’s love. And I also love the word “process” that you used. That’s exactly what this is, a process. A discipline of bringing our thoughts back to Christ’s word. Getting stronger each time. Until the Lord grants a miraculous *fix*, He wants us to TRUST. Let’s trust our way right on through until our final breath. {{Thanks for linking up at The Loft!}}

    1. Thank you, AJ for visiting and sharing your encouraging words with me. TRUST. That’s the key all the way right on through until our final breath. That’s my goal and it is SWEET to know it is the same for www full of Sisters in Christ. I am looking forward to reading as many LOFT blogs as I can. Something Funny – working on it. 🙂

  4. I read your post, I love it, I’m going to comment on it, but first…
    Can I just say, I LOVE that your post ends with what day of the year this is, and that it’s a good day to give thanks. I love that!!
    Ok…back to the post…Fear is such a big part of my insecurity (insecurities!!) as well. Feeling not enough makes me fearful of situations where I may need to “be my best”…and it spirals downhill from there.
    I’m glad you shared with us at The Loft this week – I hope you are back next week when our topic is (much lighter than this week!!!)…something funny. 🙂 Blessings!!

    1. Thank you. It is my pleasure to share www with you and the precious friend is mutual for sure! The Loft subject this week is not an easy one to write about but some really good stuff is being posted – so glad to be a part of it. We all need all the help our sisters can give in fighting those twin demons!

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