Ever feel like they’re speaking right to you?

Don’t you simultaneously love it and hate it when you’re reading a book or an article or hearing a sermon and you’re hit upside the head as if the author is speaking right to you???  In some ways it creeps me out.  I want to scream, “Get out of my head!!”  But then I take a deep breath and realize maybe this is God’s way of speaking to me through other people.

As promised I started reading the book, “So Long, Insecurities” by Beth Moore.  I find it ironic that Beth Moore is writing this book.  Her picture is on the cover and she’s gorgeous.  I’m not talking Brooke Shields gorgeous, I’m talking _________  (insert the name of the woman on this planet that you think is the most drop dead gorgeous ever) gorgeous.  I would obviously insert the name Beth Moore in the blank.  Look her up on Google Images.  Ok, don’t.  That’s borderline creepy.  Trust me.  She’s got perfect hair, perfect teeth, a perfect complexion and I’m confident there’s not a single area in her life where she’s insecure.  Boy, did I ever get this wrong.

She shares openly her struggles with insecurity and I find myself in her story.  She writes, “Be careful who you covet.  Be careful how you judge.  Be slow to size somebody up and think you know all about her type.  She’s not so different from you. Nobody’s unbreakable here on this planet.  Only the dead don’t bleed when they’re cut.  We all fear that we aren’t who we are pretending to be.  The more careful we are about what we’re projecting, the more driven we tend to be by fear.”

Hmmmm…Those are words to ponder.  If there’s one thing that drives me crazy is when women are amazed by how I’ve got it all together in life.  (Come to think of this I may have written about this earlier.  Forgive the duplication.  It really drives me crazy).  I’ve got the perfect job, the perfect kids, the perfect marriage, the perfect body, the perfect makeup less face, the perfect relationship with God.  Or, it could be that I put an extraordinary effort into masking the places in my life where I’m insecure about my job, kids, marriage, body, face and relationship with God.  Be careful about coveting my life, friends.  It’s a great, exceptional, blessed life, for sure.  But I bleed when I’m cut and many times I feel like I’m only one step away from someone’s knife and the fear that lurks around the corner.

What to do about this?  Well, Beth Moore hasn’t revealed that yet.  I look forward to reading more of her book.  It’s a pretty easy read.  Already I recommend it.  Hopefully I’ll have all the answers to overcoming my insecurities by tomorrow at this time.  Well…probably not…but a girl can hope, can’t she?

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