Does shame haunt you?
If I told you there was a magic solution for shame would you be interested?
Did you know that it is possible to “never be put to shame” again?
“For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved. As scripture says, “Anyone who believes in Him will never be put to shame.” – Romans 10:10-11
This is something I grew up hearing but it wasnt really practiced and perhaps you are in the same boat. Here is the concept in a nutshell. If you believe inside and make a statement with your mouth on the outside you will “never be put to shame.”
Does this mean you wont have others around you trying to make you feel shame? Does this mean the devil wont try to speak in your ear to make you feel bad every time you turn around?
Two things I have seen on my path with Christ regarding shame are these:
1) Misery loves company and this includes people who are trying to be righteous on their own instead of shameless through Christ.
2) The other side (satan, the devil, lucifer, evil) whatever you call them would love nothing more than for you to wallow in your shame for your whole life!
To me believe in your heart means to believe with every fiber of your being. Faith is that muscle that keeps the shame away when we hear those guilt and shame voices as we remind that voice that our shame got nailed to a cross 2,000 years ago.
God didnt promise a life without challenge- in fact once you accept Him the challenge really begins because thats when you “take up your cross daily” BUT remember what happened on that cross! That is why you need to take it up daily- it isnt a burden but a blessing as you are blessed that ALL your shame is gone and if you need a reminder just look at that cross you carry.
Dont worry- Be Grace-Full!