The Secret To Being Perfectly Confident At Any Social Event

I’ve noticed something horrible lately.

I’ve been looking into the mirror too much. Is my hair ok? I’ve been looking at my wardrobe too much. Are my clothes ok? I’ve fluctuated between feeling less than and not so less than but rarely just right.

Next week, I’m headed to a blog conference in Pennsylvania called Relevant Allume. I’m super excited to see old friends, meet new ones and transform online relationships into real life ones.

But my perspective has been off. I’ve been focused on impressing people; trying to make them remember me, and that will ALWAYS result in insecurity and vanity, two faces of the same monster – selfishness.

So I’ve been unpacking, polishing and practicing the secret weapon that allows us to walk into any occasion in complete confidence.

My secret weapon? Prayer.

“Um, wow, Kat. A bit cliche today, are we?”

Well, if the cliche fits, wear it…

And with holiday parties approaching, I thought there might be others who could use the reminder that when our hearts and minds are turned toward loving Jesus and loving others, there is no room left for insecurity or comparison.

Fighting Insecurity…

When I pull up to a perfect event filled with perfect people and I’m feeling horribly less than, I think of all the people that intimidate me. And then I pray for them.

Something Like This…

God, thank you for Kelly! Thank you that she challenges me and inspires me to be more than I am. I pray that you would bless her home. Make it a place of peace, comfort and security; rich with stories of Your faithfulness.

I pray that she would find all her confidence and hope in you.

Tonight, I ask that the words that come from my mouth would be ones not intended to draw attention to myself but ones that give you fame. I can’t bring joy, heal hurts or restore like you can. Do those things through me tonight in the heart of each person I talk to.

Give me the words to speak and ears to listen
. To listen well. Thank you for the privilege of being with these people, Your children. May my thoughts, actions and words bring only life.

You are good. What an honor and privilege to walk into that room with Your name, my definition.”

Can I Get an Amen?

Dear Insecurity,

You just got the smackdown.

Cordially,
Kat

There goes the Enemy’s failed attempt to make me take my eyes off of Jesus; his backfired strategy to get me to draw attention to myself. Instead he got served a crazy dose of in-your-face comparison crushing compassion.

Don’t just dress up, pray up. And I daresay it will be an event to remember.

(…adapted from this post.)

Inspiration For Your Home Giveaway (Now Ended)

Motivation Monday isn’t just for your online life. Today, it’s for your home too. We’re giving away a gorgeous 8×10 print of your choice from Red Letter Ink.

How to Enter:
1. visit their site
2. come back here and tell us in the comments which of their prints is your favorite.
3. Get an extra entry by telling us simple things you do to overcome insecurity (and/or ways to turn our focus to God instead of ourselves.)

Here is Red Letter Ink’s shop and Facebook Page.

Comments

  1. I like the Fruit of the Spirit Print.

  2. Extra entry – to overcome insecurities I just focus on serving others.

  3. I like the Proverbs 3 picture!

  4. I LOVE the Fruit of the Spirit Apple Print. We just redecorated the kitchen and I have the perfect spot for it. Thanks!

  5. Extra entry– prayer is how I begin too. The Lord is faithful to show up and guide conversation.

  6. Amen! What a great way to take the focus off me.

    Love the victory print.

    Thanks!

  7. Joelle @goldenchances says:

    Kat, you rock. Thanks for allowing God to speak to me through you this morning. :-)

  8. I really dig the ‘fruits of the spirit’ one, but it was hard to choose just one! Great stuff!

  9. I like the Blessed print and the Proverbs 3:5-6. Great prints!

  10. Yay! My favorite blog and my favorite artist are teaming up. I love anything Aimee does. She herself is an inspiration to me.

  11. Just started following your blog and I love the encouragment and challenge it’s bringing to my life! Thank you! Also love the Red Letter Ink….especially the Roots Print!

  12. I really like the Fruits of the Spirit apple print. (Red is one of my favorite colors and that is one of my favorite scriptures.)
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  13. When I’m feeling insecure in a group, I try to quit thinking about myself and think about someone else who may need someone to talk to.
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  14. Great post! My favorite is the Roots print.

  15. I love the Identity in Christ print. Love lots of them, but that’s my favorite. :)
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  16. I’m still learning how to not be insecure in large groups, as I’m very much an introvert, but I’ve found two things help…I usually try to make things easier as far as focusing on looks and such by dressing in something I’m comfortable in, and styling my hair in an easy style, basically so I don’t think about it for the rest of the night. Secondly, I’ve found that whenever I start to get insecure and worry about what others are thinking, I just listen to them instead of my own insecurities. Often whatever the conversations are are infinitely more interesting/important/silly-and-fun than whatever I’m obsessing over. Also, to repeat comments above, prayer is above all the most important thing you can put on. :)
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    • I am still very insecure after so many years. I am very prayed up before I go but still struggle. Keep praying for me to focus on others. One of the biggest obstacles for me is that my mind tends to go completely blank when I am in a group even though I ask God for the words before going. Keep me in prayer with this ongoing struggle. He continues to bring me farther than I have been before and I praise him for that.

  17. Ashley Fancher says:

    I think my favorite is the Don’t Worry be Happy print – it’s very fitting right now with my husband starting a new job. I also really like the Abstract Series- Praise print and the Delight Yourself print.

  18. I really love all of them :) but my favorite is the Proverbs 3:5-6 – 8 x 10 Print. Those are my life verses!

  19. Something I do to get over being insecure is do everything as if I were doing it for the Lord. It helps me to work extra hard and takes the focus off myself and puts it where it needs to be… ON HIM!

  20. Kat,
    Thank you for always inspiring me to be a better person.
    I loved the” How Great Thou Art ” print and the “Fruits of the Spirit ” pear.
    They are all so beautiful.!

    Ellen

  21. extra entry-

    I am VERY insecure and have been working on it for years. I write inspiring (to me) verses on index cards and keep them with me. When I start to feel insecure I look at them and read them out loud along with the prayer I have written on the back.

    Ellen

  22. Lots of neat pieces, but especially like the pink/green/multicolor w/tree and bird. These would be so nice in my girls’ bedroom! Thanks for the resource.

  23. Loved them all, but I really liked the “I Sing because I’m Free Print”.

  24. I’ve struggled with insecurity my whole life, and I agree – prayer is the key! I’m a consultant for a company and I do home parties. I always get so sick to my stomach before hand, but I’ve found that praying for my hostess and the ladies that will be there totally takes the focus off of me, and puts it where it belongs!

  25. I really liked the Psalm 96:1 tree print. They were all lovely, but my eyes and heart kept coming back to that one.

  26. I love lots of their prints but one of my favorites is the fruits of the spirit with the pear. I actually already had that one bookmarked as a favorite a few months ago!

  27. Identity in Christ

  28. I don’t know how good I am at overcoming insecurity. One thing that helps me is to remember something I learned from Beth Moore doing the Esther study. She talked a lot about how insecure women are and how they tend to be so critical of each other. She reminded us to remember this and choose, instead, to love and accept each other as sisters in Christ.

  29. extra entry

    Focusing on who I am in Christ (not who I am in my neighbors, co-workers, families eyes) helps me keep insecurity in perspective.

    Thanks for your inspiration.

  30. Mandy Kistner says:

    My favorites are the one you are giving away and the Col 2:7 and the Psalm 96:1 ones. They are all beautiful! I believe meditating on Song of Solomon and what Jesus says over His beloved creation (us!) is key to overcoming insecurities. It is in understanding what Jesus thinks and says about you that will break off the false accusations of the enemy that you are worthless or ugly or don’t measure up. I desire to be a woman who truly knows God’s heart and grasps His unfailing love for me. He isn’t mostly mad or angry like many people think. He is full of joy and gladness and sees our darkness but says, “You are fearfully and wonderfully made!” :) We are made in His image! He delights in us even in our weakness and in our brokenness! :)

  31. I like the Fruit of the Spirit print. So cute!

  32. Extra entry – I think about the fact that other person is human and puts their pants on the same way I do…one leg at a time.

  33. I love the Proverbs 3:5-6. I have found the quote from Ann Voskamp to be SO helpful – “Just bow in humility to rise up in courage.” It helps me to remember that I won’t be afraid if I am NOT thinking about my own success or failure.

  34. I love the grow in grace print! When I’m feeling insecure I just remind myself that I’m a child of God and that He loves me no matter what!

  35. What an inspired message for this week. I’m supply teaching at the end of the week and have been out of the classroom for 9 years! Definitely anxious and insecure, yet excited.
    I love the Prov. 3:5-6 print; and the boy’s monogram print with the electric guitar made me think of my soon to be 13 year old son.

  36. It is very difficult to decide, but I think I’ve narrowed it down to the Boy Monogram Lime or Girl Monogram Pink. However, if I win, I may change my mind several times before an ultimate decision is made.

  37. The Fruits of the Spirit is my favorite
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  38. To overcome insecurity in the past, I have tried to rehearse things, or focus on my strengths. I think I like your prayer method better :)

  39. Extra entry – to help with insecurity, I try to think ahead of time of who I’ll see at an event that I have met before and what questions I can ask them. Which takes the focus off of me and puts it on the other person.
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  40. For an extra entry: When I’m feeling insecure and anxious I pray – I pray that as Joseph found favor in the eyes of Potiphar I would find favor in the eyes of those I will be meeting. I pray this for my children every year when school starts or when they go in to new situations. God is so faithful!

  41. I love the Fruit of the Spirit print. I was immediately taken with it…especially since I am currently doing the MYM Bible Study.

  42. Mindy Easterling says:

    My favorite is the one you have pictured, trust in the Lord.

  43. Liz Gerstung says:

    I love the Proverbs one that you have on your site! :) And the apple fruit of the Spirit!

  44. As far as insecurity or any other doubt or fear, I try to remember that my BIG issues are just SMALL STUFF to God. There is nothing too big for Him to handle…I just need to surrender it to Him.

  45. Liz Gerstung says:

    When I start to feel insecure around other people who seem all “put together,” I remember that sometimes we all put on a mask and others don’t know what trials we may be dealing with, so I pray that they really ARE put together and that the Lord will bless them richly!

  46. I really like the boy monogrammed name with scripture on it. The one with the owl in the tree is adorable! All my walls are still bare from being painted this summer and the prints are a great idea for decorating by surrounding us with scripture. Thanks for your encouragement, today and throughout this fall as I took the MYM challenge and am sticking with with it:)

  47. I love the “Number My Days” print! Such a good reminder…

  48. I don’t even know how to pick just one print! A start would be the hymn lyric prints though. I love them. I have a new favorite shop and will be making a wish list for Christmas!

  49. When I’m nervous, I think of angels walking with me and edging me towards doing more, saying more, listening more and caring more so that I can get to know strangers among me and renew old friendships without fear.

  50. …forgot to add that I mentally recite scriptures to help me walk thru insecurity. I remind myself that the Lord delights in me, chose me, I am clean and free in Him. It’s almost like I give myself the chance to step outside of myself and take a good look at what I see…an imperfect girl who loves.

  51. I have Ephesians 2:10 on my bathroom mirror. It begins, “You are God’s masterpiece…” A good reminder for me and for my kiddos when we look in the mirror.

  52. Elizabeth P says:

    I love the Wall Art with the Earth, Mark 16:15…but they are all great!

  53. Christy Crosby says:

    I like the Grow in Grace print

  54. After looking through all the designs, my favorite really is the example print you posted with Proverbs 3:5-6, mostly because my husband and I have made this one of our key verses when we are seeking God’s will for our lives and searching for meaning when we’re not sure what we’re supposed to be doing. It brings things back to a level of simplicity when things seem so complicated.
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  55. I like the “Wall Art (pink, green, multicolor with tree/bird embellishment) Psalm 96:1 – 5 x 7 Print” print, I love the shape of the tree and the little bird in it!

  56. I’m in love with the “I sing because I’m free” print. (I think I’m going to have to buy it if I don’t win!)

  57. When I’m insecure (which is OFTEN), I look to the people I’m intimidated by, and I open my heart to them, tending to them and THEIR insecurities, or hurts, or just blessing them by truly listening to them, and it takes the focus off of me. God has taught me so much about letting go of my own insecurities (because you are right, they ARE selfish, the other side of the coin to pride and vanity), and the main way He has taught me is thorough learning how to LOVE OTHERS WELL. SERVE and MINISTER TO and BLESS them, in Jesus’ name!

  58. Heather B. says:

    I love the design and content of the the “let your light shine” print. It would look great in my daugher’s bathroom.

  59. Being nervous….
    I sometimes pray.
    I sometimes quote scripture to myself: I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Or I am with you always….
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  60. Heather B. says:

    I have to deal with social and physical insecurities out and about. Group events aren’t my favorite as I’m kind of shy, but if I’m at a gathering, I try to find someone who looks friendly to talk to and ask questions. If I can make even one nice connection, I consider that a ‘succes’.

  61. I have two favorites: The Fruits of the Spirit pear…perfect for the kitchen and for my family to see when we eat breakfast. (May have to purchase this and the apple anyway!) I also adore the cars and “do not be conformed to this world.” I would like that one next to my bed! Thank you!

  62. Wonderful encouragement, Kat. My sister and I were just saying I better “go to glean and not to get green (with envy)”. Thanks for the wisdom.
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  63. I am insecure nearly all of the time. I recently bought a book of “Love” letters from God to his Princess (me!) I can flip to any page and be reassured of His great affection and devotion for me. If I am in a social situations, I try and ask others questions about themselves. And, LOTS of prayers. :)

  64. I AM BLESSED,
    CHOSEN, ADOPTED,
    ACCEPTED, REDEEMED,
    AND FORGIVEN.

    Why is that so hard to remember and BELIEVE?!

  65. EXTRA ENTRY- I too often lean on myself and not in Him, especially in motherhood. I just want to “get it right” and sometimes miss the point. I am praying that I reflect Him to my children, so I am practicing on looking to Him more and me less.

  66. I love the Roots print. It is telling me what I need to do to have the life God wants for me. LOVE IT!!!

  67. I also deal with tons of insecurities. I am a people watcher and I am always comparing myself to others. I think the best thing I do is realize God loves me just the way I am and I am His. This is a minute by minute process.

  68. I love the deeply rooted print!
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  69. The only eway I can battle with the behemoth of insecurtiy when I’m confronted iwth it is to rmember HIs words to me.
    I am honored and Precious and HE loves me. (isaiah)
    Though the mountains may depart and the hills be moved His Steadfast LoVe will not depart from me. (isaiah)
    I am One of HIS wonderful Works (PS139)
    I also “invite” Him into every conversation and interaction…either before or during. Imagining Him right beside me is quite comforting…
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  70. Ursula Liao says:

    Proverbs 3:5-6 is my life verse. That print is definitely my favorite.

  71. Ursula Liao says:

    To overcome insecurity and turn my focus on the Lord and away from myself, I ask God to interrupt my thoughts with His voice, His truth. I also just tell God what I’m feeling and repent when I realize that my thoughts/feelings are self-centered, asking Him to help me keep an eternal perspective, HIS perspective.

  72. Amen!
    Me too!
    Loved your prayer!
    Amen!

  73. I like the ” go into all the world”, also the girls monogram one. Beautiful stuff!

  74. So many great ones! They are so inspirational – a big part of my homeschooling life with my children – which is why my favorites are the verses associated with the child’s names! It personalizes the child with a verse to go with it!

    My favorite is the boy monogram on dark grey with orange: “Boy Monogram Print (dark gray, orange, blue with star embellishment) Psalm 98:4 – 8 x 10 Print” Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all the earth: make a loud noise, and rejoice, and sing praise. • Psalm 98:4 •

    A close second is the boy monogram: “Boy Monogram Print (red, blue, navy, white with circle design) I Samuel 1:27 – 8 x 8 Print” I prayed for this child and the Lord has granted me what I asked of Him. • I Samuel 1:27 •

    So many other lovely monograms for boys and girls, but also for the family and home! Thanks for helping me keep HIM close! :)

  75. Yes, you can get an Amen and a Halelujah too! I think we all have face this at one time or another though.
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  76. How do I turn to God – I have reflective time with HIM, breathe deeply, and have inspirational blogs (like Inspired to Action!) delivered to my inbox for immediate refocus ;)

  77. Love, love, love the I Sing Because I am Free! (His eye is on the sparrow).

  78. 2nd chance…I am overcoming insecurity by prayer and reminding myself I am His child and I’m right where I need to be right now.

  79. I love the Fruits of the Spirit wall art. One thing I find that helps when I feel insecure in a situation is to purposefully get out of my shell and start talking to someone. As soon as I do, I get involved in their life, and I can encourage them and know what it is I need to pray for them. People love to be engaged, so I feel the key to being unselfish is to ask others how they are, ask about their kids, their job, their husband, etc.

  80. I’f love to put the Who Makes You Happy Print up in my son’s room. What a wonderful lesson. :)

  81. …to improve my insecurity, I try to look to my son and be the mom I should be, embracing life.

  82. I love the Do Not Conform print with the cars! So stinking cute! My son and daughter share a room and I have been looking for art that would be good for a boy/girl room, but had a good meaning beyond just being pretty.

  83. To overcome insecurity, I look at my children. I think they are PERFECT! In every way! I imagine the Creator sees me the same way. I CHOOSE to believe that. Even when I don’t feel fearfully and wonderfully made, I CHOOSE to believe it and lead my heart in that process.

  84. I like two prints, the child one that states how if you pray god will provide and the one that says be with the one that makes you happy not the one you need to impress.

  85. To overcome insecurity I try to remind myself that nobody else is me, thus nobody can do things the exact same was as me.:)
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  86. Oh I saw another one I love too! Mark 16:15 – 5 x 7 Print. LOVE IT!

  87. Christy Crosby says:

    I always pray and think of Aaron in the Bible. He didn’t feel worthy but God used him in mighty ways!!

  88. I love the apple fruits of the spirit print. Thanks for the encouragement!

  89. I love the “I sing because I’m free” print!

  90. A wise woman once told me to dress so that I can forget myself. Also, in groups, I ask God to see myself and others as He sees them – with compassion, love instead of constant comparison.

  91. I think they are all wonderful. Very inspiring. Simple yet elegant ways to display Gods word. Beautiful scriptures to have in any room. Great job!! Love it!

  92. I really like the Apple one that has the fruits of the spirit and the phrase “think on these”. My favorite verse is Prov. 3:5-6 and I really liked the print for that verse too. Also, I like the one about not worrying.

  93. One of the ways I try to overcome insecurity is to memorize a verse that fits with a particular insecurity. Then I can focus on that verse and the truth from God’s Word to help me through a difficult situation, or just to help me get up in the morning!

  94. I absolutely love the Praise the Lord Oh My Soul. That is one of my all time favorite hymns! Thanks for the opportunity!

  95. WOW!! I love the Red Letter Ink etsy store! My favorite one is the Shine Vintage. I would love to put that by the front door to remind us as we go out in the world.

  96. (Extra Entry) I so needed this post. I deal with insecurity all the time and I had never thought to pray about it the way you shared. Thanks for being transparent and sharing with us. One of the ways I deal with it is to remind myself that God has called me to do what I am doing and that I am living only to please Him. God has called me to have lots of children, stay home and raise them, wear skirts, ect. As I remember this and stop comparing but just rest in the fact that I am living out what God wants I find security in Him.

  97. I loved the Trust in the Lord with All Your Heart w/the circles. It would look fabulous in my living room ;-)

  98. I like the one in the post! But they’re all pretty cute. Thanks for the chance to win.

  99. I don’t struggle much with insecurity. My mom taught me at an early age that God made me perfect for me, and God doesn’t make mistakes. God makes all things beautiful.

    However, I am very shy in large groups of people I don’t know. I try to break the ice by asking someone a few questions to get to know them better (and try to remember their name, etc.)
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  100. Great prints! I really like Wall Art (pink, green, multicolor with tree/bird embellishment) Psalm 96:1 since we are a music family. =)

  101. I like so many of them!! I suppose the “apple fruits of the spirit”, “Blessed” and abstract “praise” are the ones that strike me the most!

  102. It has taken a conscious effort to recognize my insecurities and when they are most likely to crop up…but when I am active to recognize my weak moments, I’ve found that reminding myself of qualities in myself I am grateful (to the Lord) for, my desire to compare myself to others is greatly diminished. As already stated, focusing on Him and His goodness takes our eyes off of ourselves! :-)

  103. There are some great prints but I think the Roots print is my absolute favorite.
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  104. I like the Trust in the Lord one you show, but for some reason I couldn’t find it on the site….

  105. my favorite print is the wall art song bird “let everything that has breath praise the lord”

  106. when i’m feeling insecure, i remember that whoever i am nervous about impressing has junk too! i remember that if they have a negative perception or thought about me, it’s on them, not me! i need to remain pure in spirit and deed and do my best to love them like jesus would.

  107. loved today’s post – even read it out loud to my husband! and he listened to it all!

    my favorite print is brown and green print with the bird that says, “because i am free” :)

  108. i forgot to include my “extra entry” thoughts on insecurity…

    i struggled with insecurity today actually…in the WORST of scenes…i was helping put together a funeral luncheon and was worried about what to wear and what to say and what centerpieces to put out, etc. etc….when i realized how ridiculous i was being, i immediately prayed for forgiveness, and returned to praying for this grieving family….i’m so embarrassed that i could be so selfish to think anyone would care or notice centerpieces on the day a family was burying a child.
    for every insecure thought that plagued my mind the rest of the day, i simply said to myself (out loud or silently) “it’s not about me, it’s not about me, it’s not about me….” yep, over and over again.

    and again.

  109. Fruits of the Spirit is my favorite.

    Kat, this is my all time favorite post of yours, back when you first posted it about going to holiday parties. I printed it out then and keep it handy for whenever I start comparing myself to others. Thanks for the good work you’re doing!

  110. I just pray, pray, pray and remember I am His!

  111. Amen! I’ve been noticing some new wrinkles lately and thinking “this wrinkle thing is only going to get worse.” I will make a conscious effort to pray more and mirror gaze less.

  112. I have 2 favorites: ” I Sing Because I’m Free” and “Blessed”

  113. I love the Shine Vintage print and the “Praise the Lord, oh my soul” hymn print! :)
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  114. When it comes to insecurity, I think that prayer and transparency works best. I have a great group of friends who encourage me with the Word and remind me that my insecurities don’t stand a chance against His great love for me! =)
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  115. I love the Trust in the Lord one that you showed and the Fruit of the Spirit. SO awesome. I want more of the Word displayed and proclaimed! in our home!

  116. Lately, when I’m feeling worried, anxious or insecure, its time to pray. I try to remember the verse – Whatever you eat or drink, and whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. It usually gets my mind off of me and onto God.

  117. I like the Grow in Grace print.

  118. I like the Fruits of the Spirit (brown and green with pear design) print.

  119. I love the “Identity in Christ” print!

  120. christine says:

    proverbs 3 verse – love it.

  121. “How Great Thou Art” wallhanging is my favorite. They are all so lovely!

    Thank you for the reminder to pray about insecurities. I needed it.
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  122. I like them all, but my favorite is the roots tree.

  123. extra entry

    It instantly helps me get beyond myself when I consider the unseen, unknown struggles that every, every person has. We all have our “thing.” It gives me a sense of compassion. And then a sense of gratitude that “we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us then with CONFIDENCE draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” Hebrews 4:15-16 (emphasis mine)

    I need these verses every day!

  124. Brooke Irwin says:

    Wow, this website is great! I love the Nursey print with Proverbs 16:3.

  125. Brooke Irwin says:

    My extra entry is to say that Scripture memory seems to help me with insecurity. There is nothing better for feeling God’s overwhleming love than to recall Scripture about his love for us.

  126. Love that, Kat. On a completely fleshly note, I also remember that everyone else…you know…goes potty. It seems to really bring a room full of perfect people into perspective.
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  127. Kat, I really like this post. Especially this quote: “when our hearts and minds are turned toward loving Jesus and loving others, there is no room left for insecurity or comparison.” I love your reminder to shift the focus off ourselves and onto Jesus and others. Growing up in the church, I used to hear this phrase, so I’m not sure how popular it is, but that J-O-Y meant Jesus first, Others second, Yourself last. I also liked your reminder to pray for the people that intimidate us or feel bigger than me. Thanks for that reminder. Prayerfully, archer
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  128. I would be so happy to win the “Trust in the Lord” one, it’s one of my favorite verses, and I need to be reminded often.
    Thanks!

  129. Jennifer B says:

    I love the Today is the Day print!

  130. I like the one you have in your blog entry the most actually. I also like the one
    “SPEND LIFE WITH
    WHO MAKES YOU
    HAPPY, NOT WHO
    YOU HAVE TO
    IMPRESS”

    I hope I win!

  131. I really like the Shine Vintage print.
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  132. Extra Entry -
    I wish I could say that I have overcome insecurity, but it is always there, lurking in the back of my mind. So, to combat this I use Scripture. I will repeat to myself the verse in Timothy where Paul says that God has not given a spirit of fear, but of love, power and a sound mind.
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  133. I love the “Trust in the Lord” print!
    Thanks for sharing about praying before social engagements. I have started singing the worship song from a while back called, “Make me a servant”.
    The words say, “Make me a servant, humble and meek. Lord let me lift up those who are weak. And may the prayer of my heart always be, Make me a servant today.” I find it helps me to stay focused on other people and not my insecurities. :)

  134. I love both Fruits of the Spirit prints. Love.

  135. Just found your blog through Joy at Grace Full Mama. What a great post this is about insecurity! I do struggle with this and I appreciate your view of praying for them and stopping the enemy in his tracks.

    My favorite print is the Proverbs 3:5-6. Psalm 96:1 would be a close second.

    Have a wonderful time at Relevant!

  136. i love the identity in Christ print

  137. My favorite from Red Letter Ink is “He Gives Us The Victory.”

  138. to overcome insecurity I remind myself that I am fearfully and wonderfully made, that I am a beautiful woman, full of strength, youth, honesty, joy, and the power & wisdom that comes from fearing the Lord. No one can take those things away from me.

  139. Kim Thiessen says:

    Love the Pear and Apple fruits of the Spirit prints. Would be awesome in my kitchen – just have to figure out where I’d put it!

  140. Kim Thiessen says:

    Extra Entry – To overcome my insecurity I also remember that, although not sinless, I am made in the image of God. How awesome is that. He gives me all I need!

  141. i loved them all my favorite was the Wall Art (brown, green, orange, blue, red with circle embellishments) Proverbs 3:5-6
    I also loved Boy Monogram Print (red, blue, navy, white with circle design) I Samuel 1:27 and Boy Monogram Print (blue, green, orange, brown with owl in a tree) Jeremiah 29:11 – 8 x 10 Print

  142. Kathleen B says:

    I love the Grow in Grace dandelion print!

  143. Tami Davis says:

    My favorite print is the Hymn Lyrics “I Sing Because I’m Free”….there is a back story and it is that we recently attended a marriage retreat for marriages in crisis and went in asking for nothing but to leave with hope. When we did leave with that, I bumped into a quote by Emily Dickenson which said “Hope is the feathered thing that perches in the soul.” Birds have been the reminder of our hope and where it comes from ever since.

  144. Tami Davis says:

    My extra entry is this:
    We are called to love our neighbor (whom I define is any human created by God…which happens to be ALL of them!) as we love ourselves. I can only live out that command if I DO love myself, the way Jesus does! I focus on asking the Lord to show me how He sees me, washed in the blood, all the negatives aside. And when I see THAT person, and love THAT person, then I can confidently enter into any group, large or small, KNOWING that by being confident in the creation that I am, I am equipped to love each and every person in the group!

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