Apostle Ndubuisi Eke tells us that the beautiful thing about sanctification is that the Holy Spirit exposes our deep seated darkness. And one of the darkness we all have to allow the holy Spirit do a surgical work on is personal insecurity!
From the outset of Yeshua’s ministry His personal security button was properly placed. Yeshua never looked for people’s approval, neither did He draw personal identity from His successes. His fundamental self compass was ruled from within. He never needed what public opinion, popular voices were saying about Him to determine His life.
Yeshua seem to know His worth was rooted in His relationship with the Father, not in His successes.
In Mark 5:43, after the resurrection of Jairus daughter, you would have thought Yeshua would call for CNN, post it on Facebook, or on Instagram. Instead what did Yeshua do, “He strictly ordered that no one should know about this and told them to give her something to eat.”
Yeshua security was not rooted in His success. And His increase in ministry was not rooted in public opinion, but in His submission to the Father!
“But Yeshua, perceiving that, withdrew from there. Great crowds followed him, and he healed them all, and *lcommanded them that they should not make him known.” Matthew 12:15-16
Often self promotion is the root of insecurity. And we will never see true revival until we learn not to take God’s glory for ourselves.
Yeshua avoided publishing His success as a medium to increase followership or gain acceptance. As a matter of fact the more Yeshua influence grew the more careful He became about popularity. The more He acted more in secrecy.
In what way have your life been governed by personal insecurity? In what way have you done things to seek public praise? Do you do your act of charity publicly so men can praise you? Is how people see you more important than how God see you?
If God was to raise the dead through you, can you like Yeshua keep it silent? Or will you rush to make a YouTube video from it? Are you seeking to build the kingdom or your own success?