Freedom

How To Break Free From The Power Of Shame

Living under the weight of shame is a weight that no one should ever have to live under. Unfortunately, we tend to stay stuck in that place year after year because shame causes us to hide. To break free from it, you have to come into the light. You have to take a risk and be honestly seen for who you are. 

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When you choose to be vulnerable and honest, you are choosing humility. God promises that He gives grace to the humble. This grace is the power to break free from all that shame. It is the path to freedom. 

You can turn your heart toward the Lord today, and He will be right there ready to take you into His heart. 

When you turn to Him and choose to stop doing the things that are separating you from Him, He will remove your shame and heal your heart. 

You haven't gone too far that God can't redeem you. There's no place you can hide from His love. Even if you were to run to the ends of the earth, He would still be right there chasing you down to embrace you. 

His love for you is so big, bigger than your mind could ever grasp. It's not too late for you. You haven't gone too far. 

Instead of your shame you shall have double honor, and instead of confusion they shall rejoice in their portion. Therefore in their land they shall possess double: everlasting joy shall be theirs. Isaiah 61:7

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How to Get the Grace You Need to Be Able to Forgive

The other day I posted this quote on social media, and I got some questions about it. I'd like to take a moment now to expound on it. The quote was:

 
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If you keep trying to forgive but can't seem to let go, you might have fallen into unrighteous judgment.

We all know that holding unforgiveness in our hearts is not the pathway to living in peace, but as much as we may want to forgive, the actual letting go can be really, really hard.

Here's the thing, if you feel like you've tried to forgive but just can't, you probably have moved from being hurt into the sin of unrighteous judgment. 

I'm not saying that it is always wrong to judge. In fact, there is a time where judging is actually appropriate. You can read more about that here.

Things get messy when you start to judge out of a critical heart. If you want to be free, you will need to actually repent of the judgment and ask God to forgive you for it. When you do, grace will come to your life. 

Key Idea: If you’ve fallen into the sin of unrighteousness judgment, repent of it and ask God to forgive you. This will unlock grace for you to truly forgive.

Here are a couple of resources (from some heroes of mine) on this subject: 

https://www.amazon.com/Grace-Forgiveness-JohnAndamp-Carol-Arnott/dp/1894310756

https://www.amazon.com/Grace-Forgiveness-JohnAndamp-Carol-Arnott/dp/1894310756


I'm excited to announce the release of my 3rd book, 30 Days of Peace & Hope!

 
Can you imagine how your life would look if you walked in peace and hope every day? Jesus gives us peace and then commands us to not let our hearts be troubled. This is both a gift and a responsibility. Let’s take the next 30 days to work together on cultivating a peace that leads to lasting hope.

Can you imagine how your life would look if you walked in peace and hope every day? Jesus gives us peace and then commands us to not let our hearts be troubled. This is both a gift and a responsibility. Let’s take the next 30 days to work together on cultivating a peace that leads to lasting hope.