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  • Writer's pictureArchuleta A. Chisolm

The Security of Insecurity

One of my favorite cartoons growing up, and still is for that matter, was Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang. The Thanksgiving specials were the best. Well, last week the gang was on television and it took me back to being 10 years old. Selfish Lucy, took Linus' blanket and made a kite out of it. Of course, Linus was furious and asked her why did she do it. As she proceeded to explain to him, she inadvertently let go of the kite (blanket). Linus chased it but couldn't catch it and he watched his precious blanket take flight. He couldn't think straight, couldn't eat and had to have Charlie Brown sit with him in order to sleep that night. No one was understanding his torment, except for Charlie Brown.

The next day, the whole gang gathered around to tell him how stupid that blanket was and he was better off without it! Linus asked the group, "Who among you doesn't have an insecurity?" No one said anything. He began calling each of them out on their shortcomings. He stated that he needed his blanket and couldn't be functional without it.

It made me think about my insecurities, and things I may be refusing to let go of because I think I "need it?" Linus admitted he had an insecurity and needed his blanket or else he wouldn't be able to function.

God understands your insecurities and is here for you, just like Charlie Brown was there for Linus. God will not be your crutch, nor will he enable you. He will help you get rid of whatever thing is hindering you from standing in who you’re supposed to be. There are things and people that we cling to, so that we don't have to face our fears and deal with issues. It is safer to rely on what's inside of the box rather than to step outside of it.

If you want something you never had, you have to be in position to let go. Life changes and God needs us to be receptive to change, so that we don't miss out on any of our blessings. Whatever you need, God has it. Let go and be free.


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