Good Saturday Morning to you all! I am grateful to be able to tell you that I’ve had the opportunity to work with Edith over at Edithohaja.com.
We collaborated to come up with this post. When I prayed about what subject to write about I thought I was heading in one direction, but this topic of shame kept pressing heavy on my heart. And I believe it is a very important subject to talk about!
I believe many people live in shame because they think it is a godly thing to do. Guilt or conviction comes from doing something wrong in the sight of God… but shame, shame tells us that our value to God has changed because of our actions. And it’s a lie that should never be what motivates us to change.
Check out a sample of the post and then head over to her website (linked below) to read the rest!
You Don’t Have to Live in Shame
It came when I was a child.
Traumatic events sowed a seed and I didn’t even know.
And I didn’t know that it would go deep.
It would go even deeper before it grew wide.
It whispered lies to me about who I was and who I would become.
Ultimately it brought me to a place in which I believed that to value myself at all was very wrong.
It was shame that came and grew.
And oh how crippling shame can be.
Paralyzing the legs that were meant to run.
Covering the light that was meant to shine.
Hiding the jewels meant to be shared.
And yet some Christians embrace shame as a loyal friend…. [Read More]