“Overcompensation is a form of bondage that is fueled by fear. God wants you free from the extremes of life and balanced in your approach to life. Experiences happen that breed insecurities, but you can choose how you respond to the insecurities stemming from past failures, mistakes, and doubts. You don’t have to be controlled by your feelings. You are going to doubt yourself sometimes. You’ll feel insecure sometimes. But feeling insecure and acting on that insecurity are two separate issues.”
Excerpted from Why Not You? by Valorie Burton
Daily Reflection: In what ways have you been overcompensating for a past failure, insecurity, or mistake? How can you move away from these extremes and towards a balanced life?