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Faith Over Fear

with Jennifer Slattery, Jodie Bailey, Ava Pennington and Kimi Miller

Finding Courage When We Feel Insufficient – Ep. 93

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We all experience times when we feel inadequate and insufficient. In those moments, we can withdraw in self-protection, we can advance forward in self-reliance, or we can yield to and trust in our all-sufficient God. In this episode, Ava Pennington shares a time when God placed her in a position that triggered her insecurities but also that deepened her faith.

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Group Discussion Questions:

1. What resonated with you most in today’s episode?
2. When have you felt insufficient for a particular task? What most made you feel insufficient?
3. How did you respond in that situation?
4. Can you share a time when a feeling of personal insufficiency caused you to withdraw from a situation or opportunity in self-protection? What happened?
5. Can you share a time when your feelings of inadequacy caused you to rely on yourself? What happened?
6. What did you learn about yourself during your times of self-reliance or self-protection?
7. When have you relied on God’s power perfected in you? What was the result?
8. What did this situation teach you about God?
9. What might your life and day look like if you focused more on God’s all-sufficiency and less on your weakness?
10. What might God be asking you to do as a result of today’s podcast episode?
February 22, 2022
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Jennifer Slattery is an author, speaker, and ministry leader passionate about helping God's children reach their full potential and live fully surrendered to Christ. Find her online at

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Jodie Bailey is a Carolina girl who believes in the transformational power of the story when God is allowed to hold the pen. As an Army wife, she developed a love for serving and speaking to other Army spouses as a Protestant Women of the Chapel study leader, a Family Readiness Group leader, and an Army Family Team Building instructor. She began her writing career by creating content for PWOC’s international e100 women’s study and contributing to military family devotions and blogs. She is also a multi-published inspirational fiction author. Jodie lives in North Carolina with her husband, her daughter, and two dogs. You can stop by and say hi at
Ava Pennington is an author, speaker, and Bible teacher. She’s also a freelance editor, a certified coach for Christian writers and speakers, and a mentor in Word Weavers Intl. And she teaches a weekly Bible Study Fellowship (BSF) class. She also received an Adult Bible Studies certificate from Moody Bible Institute and is trained as a Precepts Ministries instructor. She is the author of Daily Reflections on the Names of God: A Devotional, co-author of 2 children’s picture books and has contributed to numerous magazines and anthologies. Visit her online at to learn more.
Kimi Miller is a California native who grew up in the Midwest. She is a United States Air Force veteran and former pastor of women’s ministry. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Communication and a master’s degree in Christian Ministry with a concentration in Theology. She works full-time as an administrative assistant for the local police department and enjoys conversing with her friends over coffee in her free time. Her laughter is contagious, as is her passion for the Word of God. You can connect with Kimi through her blog
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