Overcoming Feelings of Unworthiness: Biblical Examples and How to Let God Accomplish Through You

Overcoming feelings of unworthiness through faith; how Biblical Characters All Felt Unworthy and How to Let God Accomplish Through You. A short thought on faith and purpose for your life.

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As Christians, we often look to the stories of biblical characters for inspiration and guidance. From David and Goliath to Moses and the burning bush, their stories of faith and courage continue to inspire us today. But what many of us may not realize is that these heroes of the faith often struggled with feelings of unworthiness and doubt. We think they were probably full of confidence or arrogance, but nothing could be further from the truth.


Take Moses, for example. When God called him to lead the Israelites out of Egypt, Moses responded, “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?” (Exodus 3:11). Despite his doubts, God assured Moses that He would be with him every step of the way.


Likewise, David, who would later become king of Israel, was initially seen as unworthy even by his own family. When the prophet Samuel came to anoint one of Jesse’s sons as the next king, David was not even invited to the gathering. It was only after God revealed to Samuel that David was the chosen one that he was anointed as king.

These stories, and many others like them, show us that even the most faithful people can struggle with feelings of inadequacy and unworthiness. But what sets these individuals apart is their willingness to let God accomplish great things through them. They went to God in prayer and asked for God’s will over their own desires.


So how can we, too, let God work through us despite our own feelings of unworthiness? The answer lies in surrendering ourselves to Him completely. As the apostle Paul wrote in his letter to the Galatians, “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me” (Galatians 2:20).

When we allow Christ to live in us, we can trust that He will use us for His purposes, even if we feel inadequate or unworthy. As the apostle Peter wrote, “Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms” (1 Peter 4:10).


So, whether you’re a photographer, a writer, a teacher, or any other kind of creative or professional, remember that your worth and value do not come from your own accomplishments, but from your identity in Christ. Surrender yourself to Him and let Him use you to accomplish great things for His kingdom. Overcome your feelings of unworthiness through faith.

Written by Seven11 Photography and Christian Inspirational Devotionals

Jon Frederick

I am an internationally exhibited fine arts photographer, blog contributor, and published Christian author. Along with my wife, Kathleen, we are the founders of Seven11 Photography and co-authors of “Immersion: An Inspirational Christian Photography Collection”. “Immersion” is the first devotional of its kind to combine “faith-inspired” photography with individual messages of Christian encouragement, creating a more immersive study you can read, see, and spiritually feel. Our goal is to help fellow Christians deepen their relationship with God by creating studies that go beyond written words. If a picture says a thousand words, our unique approach reaches deep into your thoughts, memories, and emotions, through visual engagement, to deepen your study and actively strengthen your relationship with Jesus Christ.

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