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Wednesday, December 14, 2022

More Than I Deserve

Illuminated Living

Thank God for compassion, love, and mercy. It’s human nature to believe that we should get what we deserve: good people get rewarded and bad people get punished.

Is that true? Should we get what we deserve? God doesn’t give us what we deserve, which is a reason to repent and a reason to rejoice. God’s sovereign power over all his creation and over every one of his creatures is one of the grandest themes through the Bible. The ways and wisdom of God exceed our finite understanding.

We should be grateful that God has plan despite all of our human frailty. 


Our Worth is not really of the “Self” at all; rather, it is worth given to us by God. We are of inestimable value to him.

Impostor syndrome is a term coined in 1978 by clinical psychologists Dr. Pauline R. Clance and Suzanne A. Imes referring to high-achieving individuals marked by an inability to internalize their accomplishments and a persistent fear of being exposed as a fraud. Impostor syndrome can be defined as a collection of feelings of inadequacy that persist even in face of information that indicates that the opposite is true. It is experienced internally as chronic self-doubt, and feelings of intellectual fraudulence. Basically, it means that you have feelings that you’re not good enough, smart enough, successful enough and that you are only posing as such when the total opposite is true. Although this is also true of men, women tend to experience these feelings more profoundly especially if they struggle with low self-esteem and self-worth. The enemy likes to lay huge guilt trips on us were not good enough mothers and wives and that inner voice whispers loudly at us as we look in the mirror that were not pretty enough, or worthy enough for love. For you gals who really struggle with feelings of inadequacy and low self-worth here are some encouraging verses that tell us that God loves us for WHO WE ARE in Him. We are created Masterpieces in His eyes! “Excerpt

We have all sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. We serve a God that gives grace to our shortcomings. We must avoid the snare of devaluing ourselves. From the moment we were knitted in our mother’s womb we had purpose and worth. Don’t let anyone make you believe you are worthless.

Your past and current mistakes are always, always redeemable!

7 Tips for Combatting Imposter Syndrome

  •  Acknowledge that we all have an inner critic
  • Practice Affirmations
  • Accept Yourself As You Are
  • Practice Taking A Compliment without downplaying it
  • Remember lack of knowledge doesn’t equal lack of worth
  • Stop Comparing Yourself to Others
  •  Believe that you are the only YOU that exists (internal messaging)

Words of Encouragement (Video) Michelle Obama on Imposter Syndrome