You'll find a reoccurring theme here at Overweight... AND OVER IT! That theme is overcoming insecurity and inferiority. I'm a constant work in progress. Some days it feels like all I do is tell the devil to shut up, leave me alone, and stop it with the lies! Then, I take a breath and ask God to help me see myself the way He sees me.
While we're living on this earth we will always be tempted. Satan will constantly try to make us stumble and stray from the path God desires us to take. He'll put thoughts in our head to get our focus off God and onto ourselves. He'll bring up the mistakes we've made in the past - even mistakes that God has forgiven us for. He'll try to make us feel unloved, useless, and unworthy. He'll make us aware of what others are saying and doing. He'll make us question what they're thinking. He'll lead us to compare your own lives with what we see of theirs.
And instantly, our focus is no longer on God. We're now consumed with insecurity, inferiority, negativity, and drama.
I've noticed the more I reach out to God, asking for help in feeling His love for me, in seeing myself through His loving, compassionate eyes, the easier it is to recognize when Satan attacks. And my recovery time is usually faster, too! The constant repetition is strengthening my self-esteem and building my feelings of security in Christ. Satan will attack... he doesn't plan on stopping any time soon. God wants us to turn to Him in our struggles AND our joyous times! 1 Peter 5:6-7 says "Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that He may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you." He wants us to lay those burdens down at His feet! He asks us to come to Him and trust His plan and timing.
Although it's not always the easiest thing to do, I've never been let down or disappointed when I've humbled myself and relied on Him. In fact, I've been blessed beyond measure and have been more happy with how it all worked out in the end! God KNOWS what He's doing. It's time to shut out Satan's voice and crank God's volume. It's time to reach out and ask God to help us view ourselves through His eyes. It's time to trust Him.