Two Things to Remember When You’re Feeling Insecure

IMG_4142Every time I’m on a run and approach someone running towards me here’s what I think they’re thinking:

What?! Look at that chubby old person! What is SHE doing out here with the REAL runners? 

Ok, now your turn. Maybe it’s not running, but your thing might be:

  • Every time I walk into a room of couples here’s what I think they’re thinking…
  • Every time I show up at church here’s what I think people are thinking…
  • Every time I have people over to my house here’s what I think they’re thinking…
  • Every time I meet another mom here’s what I think she’s thinking…

When I’m running and those destructive thoughts fill my head I remind myself of two things:

1. People think about you a lot less than you think they do. You know who people think about? Themselves! How uncomfortable or inadequate THEY are!

2. God thinks about you a lot more than you think He does. And He thinks good thoughts… That’s My girl! She’s showing up brave and I’m so proud of her!

So the next time I see bright red shirtless guy, I’ve decided I’m going to smile, give him a thumbs up, and say “Good job!”

Because who knows, maybe he’s a little insecure and is afraid of what I’m thinking. 🙂

For the Lord your God is living among you.
    He is a mighty savior.
He will take delight in you with gladness.
    With his love, he will calm all your fears.
    He will rejoice over you with joyful songs. Zephaniah 3:17

4 Comments

  1. Laura,
    I love this. I think it’s all about me -but so does the other guy.
    YET God thinks more about me than I would ever imagine! LOVE THIS! And I’m sharing it over at http://www.facebook.com/1Corinthians13Parenting !~Lori

  2. Love this! #1 is so true. Love your blog, love how you’ve been inspiring many of us to go running the last few months! Wish we could sit down for a cup of coffee or take a long walk… But reading your blog is kind of like having a cup of coffee with a girlfriend. You always feel better after!

    • Oh I’m so glad Katie! I wish we could sit down over coffee too! Praying for your move to Jordan today. Press on friend!

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