Summary: How to break the insecurities that stop us from becoming the leader God wants us to be.

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Breaking free from insecurities of becoming a leader

By Pastor Fernando Cabrera

I Samuel 10:20-27

1. Change your identity (10:24)

a. Saul was suffering from an identity crisis

i. He felt the least, the last , and leftover

1. Saul insecurity stemmed from shame

a. Guilt arises from what we do, shame comes from who we think we are

b. God always see you in his spiritual potential

i. Saul needed to see him as God saw him:

1. “chosen” (10:24

2. “no one like him” (10:24)

3. “king” (10:24)

4. “anointed” (10:1)

5. “deliverer” (9:16)

6. “Full of the Spirit” (10:6)

7. “Prophetically anointed” (10:6)

8. “changed man” (10:9)

a. We are NOW all of the above in Christ!

2. Be fearless of what people think (10:27)

a. Insecurity will cause you to need the approval of others (I Sam. 13:8, 15:24)

i. 15:24 “Then Saul said to Samuel, “I have sinned; I have indeed transgressed the command of the Lord and your words, because I feared the people and listened to their voice”

1. We often don’t reach out because we fear people

2. We often don’t evangelize because we fear people

3. We often don’t enter into leadership we fear people

ii. I wonder sometimes if Saul did not get rid of those who despised him because he still wanted their approval (10:27, 11:12)?

1. Winston Churchhill said, “The only way to avoid criticism is to say nothing, do nothing and be nothing”

b. Be assured that those who doubted you will be prove wrong

i. God vindicates those who stick to the vision

c. “The less conscience I am of his presence, the more I feel the need to prove myself (to others)” R.T. Kendell

i. and the more you seek to prove yourself to others, the more insecure you will end up

1. Jeremiah 1:17 “Now, gird up your loins and arise, and speak to them all which I command you. Do not be dismayed before them, or I will dismay you before them.”

a. Jeremiah 1:8 “Do not be afraid of them…”

d. Move with the movers, achieve with the achievers and climb with the climbers

i. Move with those “whose hearts God has touched” to follow you as you follow Christ and his mission (I Samuel 10:26)

3. Receive God’s leadership within you (10:22-23)

a. Gives everyone a level of influence (“leadership”)

i. If you are faithful with little, he will make you faithful over much

4. Stop the cover ups (10:22)

a. Insecurities causes us to hide

i. It makes us withdraw from others

1. Saul was “hiding himself” by the baggage, because of his insecurities

a. What are you hiding that is stopping you from arising to your position and anointing of leadership? What is the game, shame or blame hiding within you?

ii. Some people withdraw and isolate themselves from others because of their insecurities

1. We fear criticisms or that people may not accept who we REALLY are?

iii. What baggage you have in your life?

b. This insecurity cause Saul to become dishonest with Samuel (15:13-23)

5. Release your feelings of inadequacy (9:21)

a. Insecurities causes to have self-negativism

i. It is amazing how others saw more in Saul than he saw in himself (“Surely there is no one like him among all the people…”(10:24)

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