I define shame as a heavy, black wool cloak that covers my head and weighs me down.
Under it, my head and body are bent over, my eyes are cast down and my spirits are down.
I have feelings of despair, regret and weakness.
I feel all alone and isolated in this dark place.
I feel hopelessness and powerless to change this situation.
Shame tells me from my youth, “It’s all your fault.”
I suffer with an over-developed sense of responsibility; perfectionism and people-pleasing have made me vulnerable to the enemy’s attacks in this area.
I now recognize I don’t have to listen to those old tapes in my head anymore.
God has given me a new identity, a new purpose and a new life.
Discovering who I am in Christ changed everything.
God showed me that shame is a choice. I can have power over it and I can decide not to take it on.
The enemy may try to get me to take on shame, but I have the final say.
Christ in me helps me to make better choices.
I am not a victim of my circumstances. I am victorious in Christ
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. (Philippians 4:13)
I am loved by God.
I have been adopted; I am not abandoned.
I am accepted; I am not rejected.
I am His child.
Dear One, you are loved by God.
Have you received His love?
How does God see you?
How do you see yourself?
In His love and service,