Shocking Stats on Insecurities

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I once heard it said that the thought “am I good enough” runs through a person’s mind (on average) every 11 seconds. On average, a person is awake 13-17 hours a day. This means that (on average) a person questions their worth nearly 4,254 – 5,563 time a day.

Did your heart just sink into your gut a little bit? Because mine did when I did the math. I checked my math over and over and over again, hoping I was wrong. Unfortunately, I wasn’t.

How often do you question yourself? The way you look, the way you struggle, the way you laugh, the way you walk, the way you dress? How often do you secretly compare yourself to the person who is secretly comparing themselves to you?

What if we replaced the question “am I good enough” with the statement “I am great” – who wants to be just good enough anyways? Since these stats show us the real life struggle going on in those around us, let’s be people who stop and celebrate one another!

We have the opportunity to speak to other people’s insecurities every day. Who are you encouraging? Who are you cheering on? Don’t be the person who is too distracted by their own insecurities to encourage someone else in their insecurities.

Let’s be the kind of people who look beyond the outside appearance, lift and encourage without needing anything in return and always find opportunities to celebrate and encourage regardless of how they feel. Let’s not let our friends question their worth thousands of times each day.

We are more than good enough.

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  1. Cheryl Haurik March 14, 2016 at 8:46 am #

    I think it is great. Another way to think of it is I am the daughter (or son) of the King. I am special, and very important, my father is the Lord of lords, King of kings. I struggled with this for many years. Some of it was years of abuse. The Lord wants us to be humble but he also doesn’t want us to put ourselves down.

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    • cassielittel March 14, 2016 at 1:22 pm #

      Wow. Yes, so good. We are the sons and the daughters! So sorry to hear your past hurts that have caused the struggle, however, rejoicing with you as you declare you are HIS and HIS ALONE! God is so good, thank you for your thoughts! Prayers and hugs your way!

      Cassie

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    • Robert March 16, 2016 at 10:58 am #

      Your article is very uplifting. The world looks on the outside at people but God looks inside at the heart. Let us be those that look at the inside so that we might be able to encourage.

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      • cassielittel March 23, 2016 at 3:09 pm #

        Amen. Thanks for that Robert. Love your input!!

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  2. Yvonne March 14, 2016 at 9:09 pm #

    Thank you for the words of encouragement Cassie! Great blog! I always look forward to reading them.

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    • cassielittel March 23, 2016 at 3:04 pm #

      Thank you for that encouragement. Happy to hear you are reading and enjoying 🙂

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  3. Haley Chapman March 14, 2016 at 10:17 pm #

    Love love love this! Those stats are absolutely heartbreaking, though. What really resonates with me is a message from our youth camp last summer. Our speaker basically said that every time you tell yourself you have no worth or aren’t good enough, you are blatantly calling God a liar. Talk about hitting home!

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    • cassielittel March 23, 2016 at 3:07 pm #

      Wow what a powerful way to think about self doubt! Sounds like the speaker had some great things to say! Love that it has stuck with you for so long.

      Thanks for your encouragement, Haley!!

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