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Ghosts of Christmas Past – Forgiving Yourself (Shame)
December 15, 2019

Ghosts of Christmas Past – Forgiving Yourself (Shame)

December 15, 2019

GHOSTS OF CHRISTMAS PAST2

FORGIVING YOURSELF 

  • GUILT IS: I BAD.
  • SHAME IS: I BAD. 

SHAME-BASED THINKING

  • We are vulnerable to . We attempt to silence our shame with error-free performances and find it difficult to admit failure.
  • We are of ourselves making us critical of others.  We see our faults mirrored in others. We become judgmental of others and are perceived as self-righteous or arrogant. 
  • We use thoughts as a form of protection and escape. We focus on the worst possible outcome, sabotaging opportunities and relationships. 

“Fear not; you will no longer live in shame. Don’t be afraid; there is no more disgrace for you. You will no longer remember the shame of your youth…” Isaiah 54:4 NLT

If we confess our sins, [God] is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9

  • YOU’RE STILL BELIEVING YOU ARE THAT GOD SAYS YOU ARE .
  • THE ONLY WAY TO HEAL FROM SHAME IS TO MOVE THE FOCUS FROM WHAT I’M NOT TO WHO IS.

BECAUSE OF CHRIST

  • I AM NOT
  • BECAUSE OF CHRIST I AM .

Then the Lord said to Joshua, “Today I have rolled away the shame of your slavery in Egypt.”… Joshua 5:9 NLT

“Fear not; you will no longer live in shame. Don’t be afraid; there is no more disgrace for you. You will no longer remember the shame of your youth…” Isaiah 54:4 NLT  

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