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Scripture Nugget of the Day:

Psalm 119:78 (NET)
“May the arrogant be humiliated, for they have slandered me! But I meditate on your precepts.”

Shame RX of the Day:

When the shame doesn’t fit, don’t wear it.

If you have ever had someone assume bad motives of you, you are in good company. So did our LORD. Funny thing, though, He wasn’t looking for acceptance from man, so why should we?

Christ overcame all of the false accusations and paid them no mind. He just kept going and focused on the ministry that God had called Him to.

When the people tried to shame him, He often did not even defend himself. He did not need to, and neither do we.

When the shame doesn’t fit, don’t wear it.

It can be agonizing when people gossip about us or presume things about us, but this Projection does not have to stick.

Using the tools of humility, truth and grace, we look at the accusation square in the eye in light of God’s truth and thank God for His grace in our lives. We humbly acknowledge that we are fully capable of any wrongdoing, and we choose to dwell on truth.

Man’s perception of us can become a real time waster and cause us to shrink back from God’s calling. Why not bear God’s description of us, instead?

Beloved with an everlasting love, we are the apple of His eye, forgiven and cherished. When He sees us, He sees His Son. Yep, I would rather take that projection any day than the projection of sinful man.

Come join the discussion at the Shame Off You Facebook Group just for women! See ya there!

 

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