I hung up my crown several years ago. It took quite a long time for me to recognize it on my head. Once I did, it weighed me down, and I knew it had to go. I actively pursued not only its removal, but the assurance that I would never wear that particular crown again.
I took off the crown that all drama queens wear and picked up a different crown. This one came decorated with grace, mercy, love, and forgiveness. This crown never leaves me with feelings of shame but with the truth of being valued by the King of Kings.
Now I'm seeking my King's grace and mercy, but especially His patience and kindness in dealing with the drama queens I work with all week long. It's clear to me now on the way I must have driven those around me crazy when I got into "my mood". My insecurity certainly blared loud and clear during these episodes.
I don't miss the first crown I wore, but love my new one. Thankful for the reminder today of God's emotional healing in my life in this area!