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Day 28: Unashamed Shame


Oops

I did it~

Again.!

You cover your face,

just wanting to hide~

Feeling Ashamed!

Ashamed Defined: Embarrassed of self; Falling short

Have you ever felt ashamed?

Are you feeling ashamed right now

because of something you did or are doing

or something that someone you love has did or is doing?

Feeling Ashamed~

We learned from the very best

from the very beginning

when God created Adam and Eve

& then when

Eve picked something that she wasn't supposed to pick

& gave it to Adam

& they ate it

&

Immediately

they were

Ashamed

so they hid

because the shame was so great.

"Then the Lord God called to the man, 'Where are you?'" Genesis 3:9

God came looking for them,

when He already knew where they were.

Why didn't God just get rid of them at the moment, and start all over again?

He could have

because He created them

&

then they created the mess.

But God

brought them out of hiding~

so who were they really hiding from?

Shame

was birthed.

Shame

is an intense feeling of angst

that makes you wish you could evaporate

because of a choice you have made, no matter how big or small,

or because of a choice someone else made that has affected you.

Shame

is real

&

going into hiding is the easiest thing to do.

What makes you want to hide?

Are you hiding right now?

And if you are,

Who are you really hiding from?

But God

Comes looking for us.

He sees us

in the midst of

Shame

&

because

He so loves us

He sent His Son~

"Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus..." Romans 8:1

So

If you & If I

are not condemned

why do we condemn ourselves

when

we do something that we wish we didn't do~ "It happens so regularly that it’s predictable. The moment I decide to do good, sin is there to trip me up. I truly delight in God’s commands,

but it’s pretty obvious that not all of me joins in that delight.

Parts of me covertly rebel, and just when I least expect it, they take charge." Romans 7:21-23

So

do you & do I then hide in

Shame

Feeling Ashamed

and just give up?

"I’ve tried everything and nothing helps. I’m at the end of my rope.

Is there no one who can do anything for me? Isn’t that the real question?"

And

"The answer, thank God, is that Jesus Christ can and does.

He acted to set things right in this life of contradictions where

I want to serve God with all my heart and mind,

but am pulled by the influence of sin to do something totally different." Romans 7:24-25

"Therefore,

there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus..." Romans 8:1

So

let's

Come out of hiding

and

Fast

from the weight of

Shame

By

Taking the Hand of the

One Who

Sees You

Hears You

&

Accepts You

just as you are, not as who you think you should be~

No matter what you have done

No matter what you are doing or feeling

No matter what you may do in the future.

Uncover your face

because

He wants to look directly into your eyes to

Tell you

I love you

because

"Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus..." Romans 8:1

Weightless Log

1st Pound: Self

2nd Pound: Complaining and Blame

3rd Pound: Chaos

4th Pound: _____________

5th Pound : Judgement

6th Pound: Distractions

7th Pound: Jealousy

8th Pound: DIS

9th Pound: Procrastination

10th Pound: Fear

11th Pound: Temporary

12th Pound: Frustration

13th Pound: Anxiety

14th Pound: I Don't Wanna

15th Pound: Forsaken

16th Pound: Control

17th Pound: Meaningless

18th Pound: Unimaginable

19th Pound: Despair

20th Pound: Knowing

21st Pound: Trees

22nd Pound: Thinking Less of Self

23rd Pound: Our Clothes

24th Pound: What Was

25th Pound: _______________

26th Pound: Unwholesome Talk

27th Pound: Uncomplicated

28th Pound: Shame


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