Friday, February 26, 2010

So Long, Insecurity Book Discussion Assignment Week 3


1. After reading these two chapters, what do you believe to be the TWO primary roots of your struggle with insecurity? Keep in mind that more may apply but try to lock in on two that you believe to be most impactful.

I think my 2 primary roots of my struggle with insecurity are

Fear of Rejection


Pesonal Disposition.

I don't have a bad childhood experience that caused my Fear of Rejection.

I just know I've always wanted affection and wanted everyone to like me.

I did give into certain things, that then caused me to dislike myself for doing that, and then have more insecurity!

2. What, if any, insight did you gain about the roots of insecurity and did you sense that God was trying to speak to you in any specific way through it? (This answer does not need to be limited to the two roots you identified in the previous response.)

This is what Beth said about Personal Dispositon that gave me great insight, and God is speaking directly to me, through her!

(pg. 84)

"I have come to the conclusion that, with my hypersensitive disposition, I probably would have battled it (insecurity) to some extent anyway. I feel everything. My joys are huge, and so are my sorrows. If I'm mad, I'm really mad, and if I'm despondent, I wonder how on earth I'll go on. Then I get up, pour some coffee, and move on to the next emotion and forget how depressed I was an hour ago. Ever done that?"

YES! And, it is so great to realize others have, too! All my married life, my husband has called me "defensive", and I have been trying to figure out why I'm that way!

If you are reading this book, I'd really like to hear from you. If you are not, then go get it!!! :)