Wednesday, December 26, 2007

It's Just Me

A fellow pilgrim said to me today that she was surprised to learn I struggle with fear and insecurity. Based on my writings, she thought I was one together lady! (Until she was further educated, that is.)

Oh my.

Just for the record, I am entirely prone to bouts of fear... and insecurity... and doubts... and attitudes that aren't so great. The good news is that God always reels me in and somehow turns them into learning experiences and fuel for my writing fire. It is my fragile humanity that provides me with my subject matter!

So raise your glasses one and all to our weaknesses - for they lead us straight to our very strong God.

2 Corinthians 12:9 - "He has said to me, 'My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.' Most gladly therefore I will rather glory in my weaknesses, that the power of Christ may rest on me."

4 comments:

annakristine said...

Amen, amen, amen! And blessings to you for being vulnerable enough to share it. I completely understand... I too have struggled with a lot of fear, anxiety, insecurities, and depression. Yet isn't it amazing how God uses those things to reveal our need for Him?

Esther said...

Thanks - I figure if St. Paul can admit it, so can I! :)
And you're right - He finds us / we find Him in our weakness... not despite them, but because of.
God bless you!

Wobbly Librarian said...

Thanks for the honesty.
God certainly uses brokenness, and we find His grace in the midst of it.

Esther said...

And boy do I thank God for that! :)