Welcome to my journal - one of them anyway! It's my thoughts - just what I am thinking at the time.
Sunday, December 2, 2012
Who among us doesn't have an insecurity?
One of my favorite cartoons growing up was Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang. The Thanksgiving specials were the best. Well, last week the gang was on television and it took me back to being 10 years old. Selfish Lucy, took Linus' blanket and made a kite out of it. Of course, Linus was furious and asked her why did she do this! As she proceeded to explain to him, she inadvertently let go of the kite (blanket). Linus chased it but couldn't catch it and he watched his precious blanket take flight. He couldn't think straight, couldn't eat and had to have Charlie Brown sit with him in order to sleep that night. No one was understanding his torment, except for Charlie Brown. The next day, the whole gang gathered around to tell him how stupid that blanket was and he was better off without it! Linus asked the group, "Who among you doesn't have an insecurity?" No one said anything. He began calling each of them out on their shortcomings. He stated that he needed his blanket and couldn't be functional without it.
What is your security blanket? What are you holding onto today that you just refuse to let go of because you "need it"? Linus admitted he had an insecurity and needed his blanket or else he wouldn't be able to function. God understands your insecurities and is here for you, just like Charlie Brown was there for Linus. God will not be your crutch. God will not enable you. He will help you get rid of the thing that is hindering you from living your best life.
We all have them. There are things and people that we cling to so that we don't have to face our fears and deal with issues. It is safer to rely on what's inside of the box rather than to step outside of it.
If you want something you never had, you have to be in position to let go. Life changes and God needs us to be receptive to change so that we don't miss out on any of our blessings. Whatever you need, God has it. Let go and be free.