*God uses change to change us. This allows us to move on or up to the next place.
*Attitude-the way you view yourself is the way others will view you.
*You set your limitations.
*Learn what you can handle and what you can’t.
*We will never feel better about ourselves by becoming more consumed with ourselves.
Insecurity has made me:
*settle in relationships. I was in a serious relationship when I was a senior in college. It was a relationship that lasted a little over a year. It was one I knew wasn’t right for me, yet I wanted it to be my forever. I wanted to be engaged-plan a wedding-get married-be suzy homemaker, all at the age of 22. I looked so much into the future that I wasn’t seeing what was right in front of my face. I put things to the side that were so important to me in a partner. I look back and could kick myself for my stupidity. As someone who wants to be in control (gasp, I admitted it) I thought I could control that relationship and turn it into something it wasn’t meant to be. I lived and learned. I guess in the long run, it helped me realize how forever shouldn’t feel.
*try to be someone I wasn’t. This started in middle school and continued into college. It wasn’t recently (the past 3 years), that I’ve finally stopped trying to be what I thought others expected me to be. I stopped comparing myself to everyone around me, even my best of friends. It definitely didn’t “fix itself” over night, it’s taken time and lots of reflection. But, I stopped thinking about how others would view what I was doing. I realized, even though I have qualities that I don’t absolutely love, I have more qualities that I do love. I am who I am. Even though I’m still learning each day about my likes, dislikes, strengths, weakness-instead of trying to change, I’m learning to accept it.
One thing I am learning to accept is that I am…
hypersensitive. No matter what I feel, I feel it big. Whether it’s joy or sorrow or anger. I can’t hide my feelings. I wear them on my sleeve. If I’m mad, you’re going to know it. If I’m sad, you’re going to see it. Even though I can take things harder and deeper than others, it doesn’t mean I’m weak.
I continue to learn a lot from reading this book.
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