Letting go of shame is important because shame only leads us to destructive places.
Shame keeps us focused on how bad we feel about ourselves, and therefore less aware and open to others.
Shame keeps us immobilized, because it’s based in the belief that we are hopelessly beyond help.
Shame pushes us to isolate because we feel too exposed.
Shame feels so terrible that it opens the door to rage. We cannot stand to feel so terrible so we lash out at ourselves and we lash out at others.
Shame builds up a false bravado and and condescending pride that can convince us that we don’t need counsel or help from the outside world.
We can shake stuff off.
We can just compartmentalize our nasty habits or fears and just keep at it!
We can keep the dull life we live hidden behind a facade.
When hard times come, feelings of shame often surface — feelings of being worthless and unlovable. Feelings of frustration and rage.
We can let these feelings go.
They do not have to belong to us.
We are valued.
We are loved.
When you don’t know what to do… let go of shame.
Stop going back to the place that you hide it, deny it, compartmentalize it and project it on to others.
ASK HUMBLY…. FOR HELP.
But God offers us a greater grace as the scripture says, “God will oppose the proud, but gives grace to the humble,” James 4:6.
In His Shadow,
~ Mary Lindow ©
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Mary Lindow has a passion for encouraging others – all generations, careers or vocations to live expressing excellence through personal integrity, healthy accountability, and wise management of talents and skills. She’s a sought after keynote, inspirational, humorous speaker and teacher across the USA and internationally in Ministers & Spiritual leaders Conferences, and training seminars for various organizations.