In life, we will encounter valleys. Those low points in our lives that look hopeless. It’s in these low points that we experience pain, loss, hardship, and betrayal. It’s in the valley where we experience sickness, physical pain, emotional pain, disease, and distress.
I’m happy to say I achieved most of my goals this year. But I also failed at a few too. All because I failed to create a clear plan of action. And because my actions weren’t planned, systemized, routinized or even verbalized, my goals didn’t materialize.
Are you a Christian single who struggles with sexual purity? Do you find yourself “falling” into sexual sin repeatedly? Is your mind consumed with thoughts of sexual intimacy with others? Well. You’re not alone in your struggle my friend.
Comparison. It’s the thief of joy and self-acceptance. It’s a never-ending measuring stick. It deceives you into thinking you’re behind, inadequate, deficient and inferior to someone else. It causes you to overlook your own giftedness and greatness, value and worth. It causes you to focus on what you lack rather then what you have.
The voice of shame is cruel, insensitive, demeaning, degrading and destructive. It strips us of hope for a positive future and it poisons our perspective, damages our sense of power and robs us of fulfilling our potential and purpose. Shame deceives us into believing we are inherently bad, unwanted, unlovable, undesirable and unworthy of unconditional love, acceptance, and belonging.