Turn to me and be safe, all you ends of the earth, for I am God; there is no other! Is 45:22
Everyone wants to feel safe, secure and protected from harm. We often do everything we can to protect ourselves from getting hurt by others around us. Our insecurities have us cling to our security blankets and show only to others what is comfortable. It is so hard for us to let down our walls and to be ourselves, to place our trust in God and to know and believe that He will provide and we will be safe.
As a perfectionist, I like to make sure things are meticulously planned. I fear being criticized for being imperfect and inadequate and have gotten into the habit of hiding behind what I do well. I have a plan for my life and most of the time I am comfortable with where it is heading. However, today’s readings remind me to trust in the Lord, for He will take care of me wherever I go and He will keep me safe. He is calling me to be real with myself and with others and to not waste the life He has given me but to live it fully. Things may not happen the way I plan, but I find comfort when I remember that it is all according to His plan. Although I may not know what the future holds, it is in the times when I let go of my insecurities and am open to God’s plan, that I receive many graces and allow God to transform my life.
What insecurities are you clinging to? What prevents you from being your true self?
Lord, help us to let down our guard and know we are forever safe in your arms.
reflected by Ylan Nguyen
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