According to Oxford Language Dictionary Reassurance is the action of removing someone’s doubts or fears. It can also be a statement or comment that removes someone’s doubts or fears. Now isn’t that a powerful statement.
Now, action is the part when you are doing something. What are you doing to bring reassurance?
I am terrified of the unknown. I mean so scared that I constantly must pray, read, and mediate daily. My mind must be full of powerful affirmation and scriptures that bring a sense of peace and calm over my soul. I mean this must be done daily. This routine brings me reassurance.
I don’t know about you, but humans are flaky. Yes, I said it flaky. In my life I gave to many responsibilities to people to remove my fears and doubts. I needed the validation to feel beautiful or to even feel wanted. This was reassurance I thought I needed to feel good about myself. It was what I needed to feel worthy at the time. Oh man, it was draining and consuming because every time I thought I was filled, here comes something else I need validated. It just became a never-ending cycle until I understood why I was feeling this way and allowing myself to feel it even though it hurt like hell.
True reassurance is God’s reassurance. No man has that power to create an action of removing your doubts and fears without your belief in it being removed. Read that again. Hear me out!
We’ve all doubted ourselves and we’ve all had or maybe still has fears. We want to be in constant control because hurt isn’t a good feeling. But the true testimony is the work you do for yourself, so when someone encourages you or brings in the action to help reassure you, your mind and heart is willing to see this for yourself. This is believing in you. Believing in your abilities and what you are capable of. The act of removing will need two things. One is the act of someone believing in you and second is you believing in you. I know God believes in me. I know he believes in you too. He brings the reassurance I need in my life to let me know that through him I can do all things. We’ve allowed life, circumstance and even people dictate what is real and how we should be in life for far too long.
When do we take this power back?
I challenge you today to dwell on the scripture Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me”.
We don’t have to be perfect. We must start where we are. Start with the broken pieces and reassure ourselves that we are doing the best we can with what we have right now.
I am no longer afraid. You don’t have to be too.