When We Feel Inadequate

Jesus has plenty to tell you about your worth and significance to him and to the world around you. You can depend on his exquisite love regardless of what you have done or what others have said about you. Friend, sometimes we can give a lot of attention to what others think about us. So much so that it can hammer in those self-condemning thoughts. Especially if we are focused on comparing ourselves to others and measuring ourselves against someone else’s gifts, calling, or position. Keywords here – SOMEONE ELSE’S – meaning, not yours.

The beauty of who you are in Christ is that we are each uniquely and divinely different. So comparing yourself to others or allowing others to define who you are is pointless. God is the only one who has the authority to tell you who you are as your Creator. Embracing your identity in Christ means you see yourself exactly as he sees you.

Romans 12:2 ESV, “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.”

Philippians 3:20 ESV, “But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it, we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, …”

If you are struggling in this area I strongly encourage you to replace those self-condemning thoughts with the Truth of God’s Word. When we consume the Word of God we are inviting his Spirit and healing power to transform the wounded places of our heart and mind. These rich truths are amazing, comforting, and empowering. They zap us into a Kingdom reality where we can begin to see ourselves as separate from the world, beautifully created in his image, special, unique, and significant.

  • I am a child of God – John 1: 12
  • I have peace with God – Romans 5: 1
  • The Holy Spirit lives in me – 1 Corinthians 3: 16
  • I have access to God’s wisdom – James 1: 5

God’s truth leaves no room for feeling inadequate or worth less than others because we gain a rock-solid understanding of who we are in Christ.