There is a shame that comes from trying to be like God without God. We become ashamed, and rightly so, when we attempt to be like God, without God.
I am not lifting up shame, triggers or dysfunction as a virtue in themselves and certainly not holy, but do our triggers and dysfunction have no purpose? Not so much!
Believing shame over God is to prevent being who He’s created me to be. Rather than seeking God on this matter, I defined it through shame.
Reading has always been a weakness of mine. It has caused me huge shame, and it’s funny coming from one who is now an author.
Shame is the destructive result of thinking apart from God. Going outside of the realm of God’s definition of my reality is to enter shame.
I would like to share with you a personal shame that I think personifies the struggle, the lie and the damage.
I never knew this, but as I was speaking to a brother the other day and this phrase fell out of my mouth: our shame grieves the Holy Spirit.
Thinking of our lives as a canvas, His masterpiece is found directly in His Will. Our masterpiece is found in the center of His Will.
In the end, we will have the reality for which we petitioned. Lord Jesus, have mercy on us for the choices we make!
All of life is about our priorities and choice. It's living in my essentials is to find my God even as I walk in a world lost in nonessentials.
Once we set aside a day for rest, now that same rest has overtaken us. We're called to live in the continual day of rest, a sabbath for all.
We need many days where we stop life and consider our blessing. But there is something better than a holiday, even as wonderful as Thanksgiving is.