Isaiah 50:7 For the Lord GOD will help me; therefore shall I not be confounded: therefore have I set my face like a flint, and I know that I shall not be ashamed.
Symptoms of Shame
Lack of Eye Contact
Intense feelings of inadequacy
a disconnect from others (them and you)
always feeling exposed, like others will sniff out your weaknesses and reject you
feeling emotionally numb
Feeling like a failure
Feeling unimportant and unlovable
Feeling like a fake and a phoney all the time
Self sabotaging behaviours
Fear of speaking you mind or being yourself
Blaming others for your problems
Fear of getting too close to people
I’ll reject (leave) you, before you leave me
PHEW!!!! these are just the surface of the effects of shame in our lives.
It’s overwhelming isn’t it, but there is hope, there is always hope in these circumstances. When I was reading on shame a few days ago I was really hit hard with the idea that I still carried some symptoms of shame, and to be honest it overwhelmed me. “How am I going to fix this?” I asked. Haha, isn’t that the 1st part of my problem?
I came to one conclusion, it will have to be supernatural and I know one thing, God’s love for me will have a lot to do with it.
I am both overwhelmed and excited at pursuing God’s full healing and restoration in this, so that I walk less limped and I can help others too.