Where does shame come from? Does it come from a good place or a bad one? When we think about shame in our life, does it make us feel alone or hopeless?
If the answer to any of these questions leaves you feeling worse, you have to begin by asking yourself if how shame makes you feel is something you want to continue to live with. The reason I begin with this thought process, is because as a licensed professional counselor, life coach and pastor, I have learned that I can not help anyone who doesn't want to first help themself. So asking yourself if you want to continue to feel the way you are feeling, or if you want to do something about it to change, is the foundation to life or death in your emotional health.
God tells us in Deut. 30:19 in the Message Bible,
I call Heaven and Earth to witness against you today: I place before you Life and Death, Blessing and Curse. Choose life so that you and your children will live. And love God, your God, listening obediently to him, firmly embracing him. Oh yes, he is life itself, a long life settled on the soil that God, your God, promised to give your ancestors, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
The shame we experience, as most thoughts that make us feel hopeless, alone and afraid are not messages God wants for us to listen to. God wants us to experience freedom from the shame that others put onto us or that we may even put onto ourselves. BELIEVING in God's promises to us, and NOT in the lies the enemy wants us to believe in that only destroy us, is what God is telling us we have control over! All we have to do is choose to believe God, take Him at His word, and walk in the freedom He has for us.
So again, where are you at in your personal shame? Do you want to feel different? Because if the answer is YES, God wants to help you start walking in His freedom from shame TODAY, right this moment! He wants you to choose Life and NOT Death, to choose to BELIEVE God's words and NOT the words the enemy wants to destroy you with!
Lord God I pray for each person you have brought to read this message today. I pray you meet them exactly where they are in this very moment. Help them to believe YOU, that YOU love them, cherish them, except them and want them to feel the same way about themselves because YOU have created them in YOUR IMAGE!!! I love you Father God, show the person reading this how much YOU love them today! Point them to the right person to help them on their journey to the freedom you have for them, starting TODAY!!!
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Is this you?
.Do you want to know God more? Do you want someone to help you do so? Do you want someone to walk alongside you who has been in your shoes? Do you feel alone? Do you want to experience the healthier and happier you?