Overcome: Inadequacy – Never Enough

(Begin with 1-2 minutes of silence)

What were the first thoughts that went through your mind when you woke up this morning? Was it a prayer of thanksgiving? Was it a peaceful thought about the changing of the seasons? Were you thinking about all the things you need to do?  

If we’re all being honest, sometimes the first thoughts that enter our mind each morning are none of the above. Sometimes, perhaps more often than not, our minds are flooded with thoughts of fears and feelings of inadequacies. 

Think of it this way. Answer the following fill-in-the-blank question and write in the very first word that comes to your mind.  Fill in the Blank: Sometimes I wonder if I am or ever will be ___________ enough.

How did you fill in the blank? Sometimes I wonder if I am or ever will be good enough?…worthy enough?…significant enough?…successful enough? 

Now, take the opportunity to wrestle with an even more important question: Who told you you’re not _____ enough? 

READING & JOURNALING:

     2 PETER 1:3-11

Why do you think people struggle so much with fears and feelings of inadequacy? 

Be honest: Who told you you’re not _____ enough? In what ways can you take this lie captive and cast it aside? 

PRAYER:

Heavenly Father, today I confess that I give in to self-loathing and feelings of inadequacy far too often. Today, I offer my thanks that You have not told me I’m ____ enough, but have instead called me your beloved child. May I remember and rest in this truth today. In Jesus’ name. Amen. 

(End with 1-2 minutes of silence)

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