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It is a blindness to the beauty, with a clarity on the flaws 

It is the impulse to manipulate for what’s already been freely given

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It is the urge to compete with those who are dearest to us

It is the voice that taunts us from behind the mirror

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It is the compulsion to tear people down to what we unconsciously perceive to be our level

It is the willingness to trade our values for the approval of others

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It is the frequency that muffles every compliment, while amplifying the slightest criticism

It is the apprehension to speak for fear of sounding stupid

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It is the drive to control what was never ours to govern

It is the tendency to exaggerate our accomplishments, while denying our weaknesses

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It is the fear that if they really knew us, they wouldn’t love us

It is the unspoken sense that it would be better if we were someone else

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It is ultimately an identity thief

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Its name is insecurity

 

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When you don’t know who you are, you unwittingly rely on others to show you, which ultimately turns you into a slave to what other people say and think about you.

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If we could comprehend the significance of who we were created to be,

we wouldn’t be so prone to invest our identity in other things

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If we could understand the position we’ve been given in Christ,

we wouldn’t feel the need to fight our way to the front of the crowd

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If we could grasp the magnitude of what the Savior accomplished for us,

we would never need to be afraid of the future

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If we could accept what God says about us as truth,

we would be immune to the sharp and hurtful words that so often pierce us

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If we could fathom the depth of our Father’s love for us,

we wouldn’t be so willing to settle for superficial affections

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If we could discern the nearness of God’s Spirit,

we would never feel alone

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