YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL! SHAME HAS NO PLACE IN YOUR LIFE!
You are worthy, SO WORTHY, of love and protection!!! You may not
understand it now, but you were kept by your heavenly Father and are
sitting here reading this right now.
Feel your heartbeat? This is purpose.
Perhaps you have done drugs and you are terrified of who you became
while doing that line, smoking that joint, taking that pill, or trying
out the latest fad for the newest high while still unwilling to admit
that the person you have become is not who you dreamed of growing up to
be. So, you hold your head down and begin to walk in shame’s
You lost your virginity to that guy you barely knew at sixteen because
you thought that he just might like you just enough to stick around if
you give him what he wants.
But then you realize that was all lust and fantasy and you have given
part of you away.
The enemy convinces you that you are now damaged goods and unworthy of
true love, so you begin to walk in shame’s shadow.
You were molested and or raped as a child by someone you cared about,
and who you thought cared about you. Whether that person was a friend of
the family, a father, stepfather, grandfather, brother, or an uncle, you
were taken advantage of, but somehow the enemy has convinced you that it
was your fault. That if you had just been better, it wouldn’t have
happened. If you would have just not been born part of the family, then
maybe you would have slid by the abuse. If you were worthy enough of
love or worth protecting that just maybe it would not have happened.
And the enemy convinces you that with one syllable at a time that you
are nothing and that there is no way you could ever tell anyone because
you would either ruin lives or ruin your own. You fear that if anyone
were to find out they will blame you, so you hold your head down and you
walk in shame’s footsteps.
You begin drinking because it was your one and only escape from the
reality of your past. One small drink turned into a few, and a few into
many, then many turned into bottles, and still it seems as if your past
is catching up to you and you cannot run fast enough to make it to
safety, so you down one more.
The enemy convinces you that you are nothing but a failure, a worthless
piece of flesh that deserves nothing more than the things that have been
done to you.
He convinces you that you are a failure of a mother, a father, a friend,
or even a failure as a child of God. And so you hold your head down and
take one more drink in hopes that all the thoughts that run rampant
through your mind will one day take a backseat and quiet for just enough
time to believe that you are not crazy. You walk in shame’s shadow
because you don’t deserve any more than what you have lived.
As real as shame is, it is nothing but a straight up brutal attack from
the enemy himself.
1 Peter 5:8 tells us that our adversary, or Satan, prowls around like a
roaring lion, seeking out someone to devour. The enemy likes to try and
hurt us and take us for all that we have simply because he knows our
destinies. He knows Who we ultimately belong to and shame is just one
way he will attempt to destroy us because he understands the power of
However, shame is NO match for the power of God!
Because here is the truth…you may have done those drugs, but you can
still be that man or woman you dreamed of being as a child. You may have
lost your virginity at sixteen, but that does not in the slightest bit
mean you are damaged goods!
You are, my dear, beautiful in every way and worthy of true love!
You may have been molested or raped, but it was not your fault! You are
worthy, SO WORTHY, of love and protection!!!
You nay not understand it now, but you were kept by your heavenly Father
and are sitting here reading this right now.
You may have turned to alcohol, bottle after bottle in an attempt to
run, but you cannot outrun the One that loves you enough to give His
life for you.
He wants to see you walk in COMPLETE freedom from your past hurts and
confusion, and He desires to pursue your heart so fiercely.
YOU DO NOT BELONG IN FEARS SHADOW!
YOU BELONG IN THE SHADOW OF THE WINGS OF THE ALMIGHTY!
THAT IS PROTECTION. THAT IS SAFETY. THAT IS ESCAPE.
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