Insecurity. When you think of that word, what do you typically think of? Low self esteem, lack of self-confidence, someone who is unsure of themselves? The picture I get is of a person hiking beautiful mountains with gorgeous scenery at every turn, but they are slowed down and burdened by a bulky, heavy, awkward backpack full of self-doubt and second guessing. This illustration depicts one definition of insecurity – “having a lack of confidence”.
There is another type of insecurity and it means “exposed to danger or risk”. God actually designed this kind of danger as a warning that we are vulnerable to some sort of danger. Here’s the picture: take that same hiker. He is about to leave the safety of the trail and step out onto a rock that juts out from the mountain to get a picture of the gorgeous view. As he puts weight onto the rock, he gets a sense that it is not stable. He quickly removes his foot and returns to the path. That sense of insecurity is what exposed the danger.