Our success depends upon our self-awareness. You can’t solve what you can’t see. You can’t heal what you don’t feel. .
It takes courage and humility for the “great” ones among us who exemplify how leadership is a choice, not a position. (Covey). Courage is like crossing the Red Sea with trepidation of being swallowed and drown in a split second. Humility is accepting your calling, your role which is an invitation for your participation in the reason for your creation. You were created with a purpose. You are significant in the eyes of your Creator. God said to Jeremiah, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as prophet to the nations.” When Jeremiah replied, “Alas Sovereign LORD, I do not know how to speak, I am too young.” But the LORD said to me (Jeremiah), “Do not say, ‘I am too young.”…. “Get yourself ready! Stand up and say to them whatever I command you. Do not be terrified by them, or I will terrify you before them.” (Jeremiah Chapter 1, verse 4-6, 17). God also says to you fellow sojourners, “Don’t be afraid of them, for I am with you and will rescue you.” is for you too.
Your journey will take you down to the valley where snakes and all kinds of critters roam. You will have to cross the rivers and walk through fires. Don’t be afraid… Your heavenly Father will rescue you. He knows life is difficult and the journey is long with many twists and turns. Sometimes it takes us through darkness where you find yourself alone, but you are never alone. That’s what Abraham did… he walked to the unknown because he knew he was not alone. Genesis
Jeremiah’s famous conversations with God made me understand my insecurities and as they say, “Bite the bullet and keep on keeping on” we keep going with all kinds of symptom of insecurity. Like Jeremiah we’d say, O but I’m too young, too old, too skinny, too fat. I’m divorced, I’m not pretty enough. I’m not educated enough. This is also true in so many of us because of our culture. So we live miserably because we’re being suffocated by the symptoms of insecurity. Insecurity is so very well hidden in you that don’t feel insecurity. ‘Tis true you can’t solve what you can’t see. Like weed in the garden, insecurity can sabotage your relationships. To be aware of the weeds in our garden or our yard is to step out and look back to see the weeds. Like the Palauan proverb: Sel ‘m tobed ra blim eng tal ‘m chisngekl el mesang a blim ra uchei era omorael.” We can’t solve what we can’t see. We project without realizing we are expressing our hidden motives and schemes. Or we are unconscious of our insecurity. Some of the symptoms of insecurity: our fears and shame, jealousy, competitiveness, clinging-ness or needy, hypersensitivity, obsessive people pleaser. On the other side of the coin are selfish pride, narcissism (grandiose illusion) that you’re the only one God anointed. Aren’t we a sad bunch! We need Grace. We don’t need religion. We need a relationship with the One who created us.
Insecurity can be dressed up as arrogance and selfish pride. Arrogance is forgetting where you got it.

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