When you saw the title for today, how did it make you feel? What did you think of that was negative? Was it about something you did or said?
Many things cause us to feel shame, to feel condemnation, to feel less than perfect. Wrong thoughts and actions always have the worst waiting for us right before that corner of revelation, when we finally see what is not right.
Examine what others may be saying about you, but only to the extent that you can evaluate your thoughts and actions to bring forth positive growth. Don’t allow them to continue to use it as a way of control. Take steps to right any wrongs, and then realize you were meant for better and to be better. Now go be better.
You do not need to live in a situation or a life filled with regret over things that have happened in the past. Consequences may follow, but you can get through them. Learn new life skills and communicate to others that things are new in you and that you are moving on in a positive manner to all God has for you.
Do you think the woman at the well felt shame? With all that Jesus knew about her, He brought revelation in her own spirit that her past was not right. What happened next? He showed her love and forgave her so she could tell live free.
So many more days lay ahead of you and you have so much more life to live. Don’t spend one more day feeling shame and guilt. Do something about it now.
15 Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth. 2 Tim 2:15
When you spend time in the Word of God, you will gain the strength and wisdom to move past all of your feelings of less than healed and whole.
God, help me to live my life in such a way that I will not feel shame for any reason while I strive to live more upright each and every day, in Jesus’ name. Amen.