Insecurity – Is It Just My Imagination

Insecurity – Is It Just My Imagination

There are two men in every struggle, the man across from you, and the man inside of you. Once you can control the one inside of you, the man across from you really doesn’t matter.

1 Samuel 18:6-8
6 When the men were returning home after David had killed the Philistine, the women came out from all the towns of Israel to meet King Saul with singing and dancing, with joyful songs and with timbrels and lyres. 7 As they danced, they sang:
“Saul has slain his thousands,
and David his tens of thousands.”
8 Saul was very angry; this refrain displeased him greatly. “They have credited David with tens of thousands,” he thought, “but me with only thousands. What more can he get but the kingdom?” 9 And from that time on Saul kept a close eye on David.

  • Is It Just My Imagination
    • An Insecure Imagination Will Not Allow You To Enjoy The Celebration
      • You can be the highest level of achievement and be at your lowest level of emotion
        • You should be at your highest but you are not
      • Insecurity will find the imagined poison instead of joining in the praise
      • Is your attitude in alignment with the moment?
      • You can’t enjoy anything because confidence is misplaced
        • Misplaced in the praise of man
        • Misplaced in the prize of money
        • Misplaced in believing safest is always best
        • Misplaced in believing you have to know everything before you can do anything
        • Double-mindedness leads to instability
    • You Can’t Enjoy The Celebration Because You Have The Wrong Interpretation
      • The fallacy of the present verses the past is that people often believe the latest is the greatest
      • From the text, we can deduce that David has likely not yet even attained the level ascribed to him
      • Did that really happen? Or, did my imagination twist it, alter it and add to it?
      • If you look hard enough, you will see something (critical spirit)
    • An Insecure Imagination Allows Comparison To Compete With My Calling
      • Who got the credit? The credit craver Vs 8
      • God has called you to do you, not anyone else
      • Your life will be marked by misery and anger if you keep comparing
      • Insecurity ignores intent and assumes the worst
        • You will always believe the ascension of others is a demotion to you

1 Samuel 18:10, 12, 15
10 The next day an evil spirit from God came forcefully on Saul. He was prophesying in his house, while David was playing the lyre, as he usually did. Saul had a spear in his hand 11 and he hurled it, saying to himself, “I’ll pin David to the wall.” But David eluded him twice.
12 Saul was afraid of David, because the LORD was with David but had departed from Saul.
15 When Saul saw how successful he was, he was afraid of him.

  • The Battle Within
    • There are two men in every struggle, the man across from you, and the man inside of you. Once you can control the one inside of you, the man across from you really doesn’t matter.
    • The battle is not with them, it is within
    • Why Would We Ever Want To Destroy The Hand That Delivered Us?
      • Do you think insecurity can cause us to hurt the people are trying help us?
      • Do you think insecurity can cause us to act rashly?
      • It is easier to hate others than to seek healing for ourselves
      • It is easier to attack in the flesh rather than repent in the Spirit
  • How Did David Resist The Temptation To Throw It Back?
    • The juxtaposition has been noted by scholars for centuries…
      • David’s hand was on the harp
      • Saul’s hand was on the spear
    • Rock, Paper, Scissors
      • They all have equal opportunity to win
    • Up until this day, it is safe to say that a harp had never beaten a spear
    • So, How is this possible?
  • Lesson From David
    • Number 1 – Keep Playing (he eluded him twice)
    • You can’t let what others do affect your effort
    • Number 2 – Harp Beats Spear
      • Harp equals worship
      • Worship Is The Winning Hand
      • Worship defeats all weapons
      • David had mastered the lesson that had alluded Saul
    • Number 3 – The Battle Is Not With Him, It’s Within
    • Number 4 – The Conclusion Is Worth The Wait
    • Number 5 – The Conclusion Is Worth The Weight

Isaiah 40:31
31 but those who hope in the LORD
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.

Habakkuk 2:3
3 For the vision is yet for the appointed time;
it testifies about the end and will not lie.
Though it delays, wait for it,
since it will certainly come and not be late.

Another Level
Chapter 18