Insecure: Fighting our Lesser Fears with a Greater One

Insecure: Fighting our Lesser Fears with a Greater One

by John Perritt

Paperback(Revised ed.)

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It’s there when you look in the mirror.You’ll find it roaming the halls of your school or workplace.It tucks you in at night and greets you as you roll out of bed.You’ll read it in text messages & tweets.See it on Facebook and Instagram.It’s in our conversations and is always rattling around in our minds.

What is it?Insecurity.

Insecurity is something all humans struggle with.Young and old, male and female, across the globe – insecurity has no boundaries.While it is a commonality among humanity, it doesn’t mean it’s something you have to live with.

Insecurity is painful for many, but there is a greater fear to drown out this lesser one.Scripture tells us that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.It is in this greater fear, that we learn how to grow, live, and, possibly defeat, our insecurity.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781527103306
Publisher: Christian Focus Publications
Publication date: 05/10/2019
Edition description: Revised ed.
Pages: 108
Sales rank: 616,943
Product dimensions: 4.90(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

John Perritt is the Director of Resources for Reformed Youth Ministries ( and serves as the host of The Local Youth Worker podcast for RYM. He is the author of Your Days Are Numbered (2016) & What Would Judas Do? (2017). He and his wife, Ashleigh, live in Ridgeland, MS, with their five children.

Table of Contents

Introduction 9

Part 1 Contemplating Insecurity

1 Confessions or a Loser: Defining Insecurity 15

2 You're Not Good Enough: The Heart of Insecurity 23

Part 2 Characteristics of Insecurity

3 Why Am I So Afraid? Fear and Insecurity 35

4 Where Should I Sit in the Cafeteria? Favoritism, Judgmentalism and Insecurity 45

5 Look What I Can Do! Jealousy and Insecurity 53

6 Do You 'Like' My Picture? Social Media and Insecurity 59

Part 3 Combatting Insecurity

7 A Great Place to Hide from the Crowd: Identity and Insecurity 71

8 There is Safety in Numbers: Community and Insecurity 81

9 Being ok with What You See in the Mirror: The Greater Fear 89

Conclusion 95

Appendix A Should Christians Care What Others Think? 97

Appendix B Online Insecurities Questionnaire 101

Appendix C Stop Listening to Yourself 105

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