Your Opinions About Yourself Regarding Shame
Have you been going through life looking down on yourself over something that happened in your past? Have you or other people been judging you too harshly because of what you did? Well today my message for you is Learn to despise shame.
You need to learn what the Lord thinks about you for he alone has a say over your life; In Jeremiah 29:11, We are reminded that the lord has great plans to prosper us; Even our own beliefs about ourselves cannot hold us back from what he has in store for us. Remember charity begins at home; so start feeding your mind with scripture that builds instead of tearing yourself down.
Learn to despise people’s opinions about you. Focus on to Jesus the author and giver of Life. Whoever continues to judge you by your past does not belong in your future. Why do they hold you back?; to something you are no longer part of…These are people who don’t wish the best for you . Please let them go. So please look around you, are your friends for you or they against you; Take an inventory.
Even you have no right of bringing your shame against you. You have a job of personally leaving all the baggage behind and open a new page. Don’t let the weight of your past keep you down. The Bible says in Acts 3:19; “Now repent of your sins and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped away. Then times of refreshment will come from the Lord…..” Take note of the Key word; Repent, turn to God , sins being wiped away and times of refreshment following thereafter.
Your Opinions About Others
We should be careful not to judge people. You too have to learn not to judge people whether you Know their circumstances or not. You don’t know it all. The bible in Mathew 7: 1-3 emphasizes this; “ Judge not and ye shall not be judged ” Proverbs 11:12 furthers reveals that he who despises his neighbor lacks sense.
We should learn the art of forgiving easily,of course this takes spiritual maturity.
In John 8: 1-11 we see the story of the woman who was caught in adultery and was brought to Jesus or Judgement. According to the Law of Moses this lady was supposed to be stoned to death. Jesus in Vs 7 instructs them “Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.” Indeed no one had the courage to do this. Jesus knew much more about that woman’s future that’s why he never judged her. Therefore let us take a conscious effort not to judge others.
Look Unto God
As i conclude this, i need to emphasize that whenever shame tries to bring you down focus onto God; Our God is a healer; a comforter and listens to us in time of need. Find time and relay your worries and shame to him; Believe me he will answer you.
Have you ever battled with shame at any one point in your life? How did you handle it? Do you consider yourself as having overcome it? Below are some links to guide you more into overcoming shame.