Despising the Shame
By Derrick Jones
O my God, I trust in thee: let me not be ashamed, let not mine enemies triumph over me. (Psalm 25:2)
Have you ever been in a place and you wanted to do something, but you started doubting and having like a feeling of shame or unworthiness keep you from doing it? Well, if so then you may have experienced shame. Shame usually shows up when you're needing to step out of your comfort zone. It can creep up on you and talk you out of doing something because all of sudden you begin hearing thoughts about what others might say, and who gave you the right to do it, etc... If you really think about it, there is usually no evidence to support that feeling or you are reminded of the time when you did something wrong and how it made you feel. The enemy doesn't have to get you to sin to deny your God-given destiny, he can just send a few thoughts from your past and shame you into denying your real identity. God has entrusted a valuable gift in you, don't give it away. Trust in God and evict shame from your soul (your will, intellect, and emotions). So next time shame tries to creep up on you, remember to be like Jesus and despise (detest, put away) it and keep moving forward.