Welcome back, friends! I am so glad you are joining me for today’s conversation with preacher, speaker, author, and the head of global faith-based partnerships at Facebook, the amazing Nona Jones. We dive right into this one to chat about just how prevalent insecurity is in our culture and how important it is for us to recognize that toxic comparison is deadly.
Friends, you are not a failure because of someone else’s successes.
Nona and I also speak candidly about how social media is often our number one trigger in feelings of comparison, insecurity, or being enough. However, the truth is that social media often just exposes our insecurity rather than is the source of our insecurity. She shares her experiences working in the social media industry and ministry and wrestling with insecurity. It provided the connection of experience for her to speak about this topic in the soon-to-release book, Killing Comparison. Be sure to listen in as we discuss practical ways to conquer daily comparison – to live confidently in who God made us to be.
Nona is recognized as one of the world’s foremost experts on digital discipleship through social technology, motivating thousands of church leaders each year to reimagine social media as a strategic tool for ministry. Nona’s passion and purpose in life is to demonstrate God’s power to turn pain into purpose, a calling she fulfills in her career and alongside her husband as co-leader of Open Door Ministries in Gainesville, Florida. She is the proud mother of two sons and a Goldendoodle named Shiloh. She has also written five books, and is an avid runner and fitness enthusiast, having recently run her 13th half-marathon in Paris, France.
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Insecurity is not about thinking lowly about yourself. Insecurity is really a question of what your identity is secured to.
Social media more exposes our insecurity than is a source of our insecurity. Two people can view a post and one can walk away inspired while the other person can walk triggered.
We spend so much time denying insecurity that we never get to the place of actually defeating it.
There’s something in our background, in our biography that has created an insecure foundation.
Perfection isn’t real and many of us are comparing our reality to someone else’s fiction.
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