This past Saturday night we decide to head to the mall to hang out for the night. We had no particular agenda… just to walk around and spend some time hanging out. As we wandered we came upon a bookstore and it occurred to me that there was a new book I wanted to get. I quickly asked my husband “Hey, do you mind if I pop in here for a minute? There’s a book I want.”
This comes as no real shock to Merlyn. (Well, and probably not to you either. It’s no secret I read a lot.) Other than maybe rolling his eyes because he knows this will be longer than “a minute”, he kindly indulges my inability to pass a bookstore without going in.
Immediately I dash off. This time I’m a little anxious and in a hurry. I quickly start scouring the store looking for the Christian book section. I figure this one has to be easy to spot. Surely it’s on an end cap. It’s only by one of the biggest Christian authors of our generation.
“Yep, there it is. Oh man, right smack in the middle of the store screaming the title So Long, Insecurity. Ok, quick just read the back cover and grab a copy. Maybe people will think I’m getting it for someone else.”
There I was being insecure about buying a book about insecurity.
Yep, I guess this one’s for me.
Even later when my husband asked me what I was reading, I simply said “Beth Moore’s new book.” Even still, in my own home, with my husband of 11 years I was afraid to admit that I was reading a book about insecurity.
And while I’ve just started it, I’m convinced that this may be one of the most important books Beth has written for our generation. As I talk with, mentor and encourage other women leaders, I’m becoming more and more convinced that our disease of insecurity is eating us alive and sabotaging the dreams God has for our lives.
If you even think there’s a chance you need to read this book, I want to encourage you to take the leap and get it.
Are you ready to say so long to insecurity too?