Inadequacy and Insecurity



Judges 6:11-16; Ephesians 2:10; 2 Peter 1:3;

Reflection Questions

1. How do feelings of inadequacy and insecurity creep into your life? What might be causing these feelings? How have any feelings of inadequacy and insecurity affected your life in a practical way?

2. Looking at our relationships, why do you think we often give the power of how we view ourselves to the opinions of others? Why do other's opinions so often lead to issues of inadequacy and insecurity?

3. Read Ephesians 2:10: How do you think the way God views you is sometimes different than the way you view yourself?

4. Read Judges 6:11-16: How does this story of Gideon speak to the idea of overcoming inadequacy and insecurity? 

Going Further

Looking to the days, weeks, and months to come---What practical things (including spiritual) will you do to overcome any feelings of inadequacy and insecurity? How can you keep yourself disciplined to overcome these feelings that may arise here and there?