Answers to Feelings of Being Inadequate

Bible Summary. In most cases, the root of the problem of inadequacy is that our feelings of inadequacy are based on us measuring ourselves against the wrong rules or the rules of yesteryear. We will continue to feel inadequate if we are not fulfilling our real purpose in life. If we have a relationship with God through Jesus Christ there is no reason to feel inadequate. See below for Biblical commentary and scriptures on feelings of being inadequate.

Feelings of Being Inadequate – Adam and Eve and the Birth of Shame
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God Has Made Us For A Purpose, Not For Being Inadequate.

Most of us at one time or another have had feelings of being inadequate. In most cases, the root of the problem is that our feelings of inadequacy are based on us measuring ourselves against the wrong rules or the rules of yesteryear. Romans 7:4 advises us that through Jesus we no longer need to be condemned for our inadequacies.

Romans 7:4, “Likewise, my brothers, you also have died to the law through the body of Christ, so that you may belong to another, to him who has been raised from the dead, in order that we may bear fruit for God.”

The Feeling of Being Inadequate Comes From Being of Wrong Purpose.

You will continue to feel inadequate if you are not fulfilling your real purpose in life. God has called all of us for His purposes. If we rely on ourselves, we are of wrong purpose and will fall short of the glory of God. Romans 7:5 advises us that our own inadequate works without God will result in sin and eventually death.

Romans 7:5, “For while we were living in the flesh, our sinful passions, aroused by the law, were at work in our members to bear fruit for death.”

Throw Off Feelings of Being Inadequate by Taking on a New Spirit.

Most feelings of being inadequate are based on us trying to live up to rules that we were not called to fulfill by ourselves. If you have a relationship with God through Jesus Christ there is no reason to feel inadequate. Romans 7:6 advises us that we are delivered from all of our inadequacies, imperfections, and our sin through Christ.

Romans 7:6, “But now we are released from the law, having died to that which held us captive, so that we serve in the new way of the Spirit and not in the old way of the written code.”