Scripture of the Day:

1 Corinthians 2:11

“For who knows a person’s thoughts except the spirit of that person, which is in him? So also no one comprehends the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God.”

Shame RX of the Day:

Let go of what we do not know. Let go of what we think we do. God’s opinion of us trumps everyone else’s . . . including our own.

Projection is not the only way we feel shame from others. Sometimes we presume it upon ourselves. Why would we do that? Presumption forms in a space of guilt we carry or maybe in a lack of self-worth and feeds our feelings of shame. Trying to validate our feelings, we can begin to imagine what other people’s perspectives are of us, as well. We can be our own worst enemy sometimes.

I can hear someone saying, “yeah, but I have discernment, and I know they are judging me”. Maybe, maybe not. So what if they are? Even if we are correct about their view of us, how does that help us to defuse shame? Even so, we cannot know for certain what they are thinking unless we ask them, and the answer will likely not be transparent.

Just because someone is sending shame our way does not mean we have to receive it.

Just because we think someone is thinking something doesn’t mean they are.

Don’t add to the drama. If someone is thinking something, you cannot control their thoughts anyway, and why put their thoughts on the throne above God’s? Let it go. Let go of what we do not know. Let go of what we think we do. God’s opinion of us trumps everyone else’s . . . including our own.

Live shame free. Shame off you.

Shame is insidious. It is invisible, yet can cripple its victims. Ever feel shame? You are not alone. You might be surprised to learn the subtle ways shame weaves its way into our lives. Come join the discussion at the Shame Off You Facebook Group just for women! See ya there!

“Through presumption comes nothing but strife, But with those who receive counsel is wisdom.” (Proverbs 13:10)

 

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