Lessons from Naomi on Imposter Syndrome and How to Overcome It

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Last Sunday, we discussed what Naomi can teach us about:

  • Fear of failure
  • How to overcome it

In that devotional, I particularly focused on Ruth 1:20-21 which says:

But she said to them, “Do not call me Naomi [meaning "pleasant"] call me Mara [meaning "bitter"] for the Almighty has dealt very bitterly with me. I went out full, and the Lord has brought me home again empty. Why do you call me Naomi, since the Lord has testified against me, and the Almighty has afflicted me?”


On inspecting that scripture further, I realised that it didn't just:

  1. Speak of Naomi's mindset
  2. Give insight about the fear of failure and how it works, as I said last week

But it also gives us some insight into imposter syndrome- all of which I shared on my Facebook page this week via the (live) video below.

Here's a little bit of what you can expect in terms of:


  • What imposter syndrome is and why it seems to affect women more than men
  • How imposter syndrome causes us to act like Naomi in "changing our names"
  • 3 practical; actionable tips for overcoming imposter syndrome today
  • And much more!


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Enjoy, my love! Xx


Apart from the one mentioned above, other scriptures mentioned in the video are-

Romans 8:37

Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.


Jeremiah 29:11

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.


3rd John 2:1

Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.


Luke 1:28-29

And having come in, the angel said to her, “Rejoice, highly favored one, the Lord is with you; blessed are you among women!” But when she saw himshe was troubled at his saying, and considered what manner of greeting this was.


Romans 4:17

...God, who gives life to the dead and calls those things which do not exist as though they did


1st Corinthians 1:27

But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise...


James 1:17

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning.


John 20:24-29

Now Thomas, called the Twin, one of the twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. The other disciples therefore said to him, “We have seen the Lord.”

So he said to them, “Unless I see in His hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and put my hand into His side, I will not believe.”

And after eight days His disciples were again inside, and Thomas with them. Jesus came, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, “Peace to you!” Then He said to Thomas, “Reach your finger here, and look at My hands; and reach your hand here, and put it into My side. Do not be unbelieving, but believing.”

And Thomas answered and said to Him, “My Lord and my God!”


Matthew 5:14

“You are the light of the world..."


Matthew 5:13

"You are the salt of the earth..."


2nd Corinthians 12:9

...Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.


John 12:32

And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all peoples to Myself.”


Philippians 4:6

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God


Proverbs 4:23

Keep your heart with all diligence for out of it spring the issues of life.


Romans 3:4

...let God be true but every man a liar....


Psalm 139: 14

I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made...


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