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When we become insecure in our identity, we can starting fearing unacceptance. We become people-pleasers who want other people to like us and approve of us. We think that approval comes from what we do, and we constantly strive to be good enough and acceptable. Sometimes this happens in our...

Whether it’s an upcoming presentation, a job interview, an exam or something else, the fear of failure can be huge for us. It’s the most common fear of all, and it keeps us from fulfilling any vision God may give us. But if we think about it, the consequences of failing aren’t usually as big as...

None of us want bad things to happen to us. Whether it’s illness, grief, a broken heart, financial ruin or something else, we want to avoid these things. The popular phrase goes ‘we need the bad times to appreciate the good’ and that’s true, but most of us would prefer to just experience the...

Not everyone who chooses to follow Jesus was brought up in a Christian household. Some of us don’t get introduced to God until we’re in college or university, or even later. (And God rejoices over every single one of us who turns to Him, regardless of when we do.) But some of us have always...

Anger is not necessarily a bad emotion to feel. God Himself gets angry. The Bible says, ‘The Lord became angry with Solomon, because his heart had turned from the Lord God of Israel, who had appeared to him twice’ (1 Kings 11:9 NKJV). But it needs to be the right kind of anger. It needs to be...

We all get angry. But there’s a right way and a wrong way to handle our anger. Moses handled his anger the wrong way and it cost him the Promised Land. After Moses let the Israelites quarrelling and complaining get to him, he didn’t remind them of the glory of the Lord. So God told Moses that he...

What type of Bible reader are you? Do you tend to read it hurriedly when you have a few minutes to spare, getting through it as fast as you can? Or are the type of person who prefers to take time and think about what you’re reading? Most of us probably fall somewhere between the two, or change...

There are lots of ways we can be generous. We can give our time, money, knowledge, and so on. But why should we be generous? It’s easy for us to think ‘I’ve already given up enough of my resources to help others this week. I don’t need to give for a while. Let someone else give this time’ But...

When God created Adam and Eve, He told them to ‘multiply and replenish the earth’ (see Genesis 1:28). That helps to explain why sex is one of our strongest drives. But when we let those feelings take control and determine our behaviour, we can end up making bad decisions. The Bible says: ‘God...

When writing to the church in Laodicea, John said: ‘You’re not cold, you’re not hot – far better to be either cold or hot! You’re stale. You’re stagnant’ (Revelation 3:16-17 MSG). These seem like harsh words. But they can often apply to us too. We can become lukewarm in our faith, we lose our...