Because of disobedience, the prophet Samuel informed Saul that The Lord had rejected him as King and was appointing another to replace him. In addition, Saul experienced trouble from an evil spirit (1 Samuel 16:14). During this struggle, Saul encountered the battle with the Philistines, Goliath and David’s victory. These events brought insecurity into the heart of Saul, which resulted in destructive behaviors.
When David was lauded for his victory, the announcement caused Saul’s heart to be filled with anger and grief. Samuel informed Saul that the kingdom would be torn from his hand and because it appeared that David may be the man, Saul became fearful and jealous. Instead of Saul managing the event, the event instead began to manage or control him. From that moment forward, Saul eyed or suspected David of evil and as Saul continued to crumble, his emotions became actions. He began to attack what he believed to be the source of his trouble and eventually out of fear rejected or removed David from his life.
These attitudes and actions of Saul are some of the very things we do when we are insecure. Because of insecurity, we experience anger, fear, and jealousy. We then become suspicious and attacking towards those around us. In the end, we attempt to push away from us those that are causing us to experience insecurity.
People are not the source of our insecurity, we are. We become insecure when we think that success is our responsibility. Remember, we are never commanded to be successful, but we are commanded to be faithful.