God has a super master plan for your life. Don’t remain stuck in a rut because you’re weighed down with guilt or shame. Instead, find the power to RELEASE those negative emotions. The struggle for inner-peace is an ongoing battle, which causes significant stress. This negative emotion can often make you feel reclusive, agitated or aloof.
But as you prepare for the next four days to welcome the month of February, think positively. Take a moment and reflect. Ponder how you can invite healing and restoration into your life by releasing pent up issues from your past. The suppressing of pent up frustration, from past issues, can hinder the positive progression in your life. Remember, God wants you to live an active life where you’re happy daily—not fighting depression, low self-esteem, guilt or shame.
Step #1: Learn ‘how-to’ positively release your ‘pent up’ issues. You must RELEASE your GUILT or SHAME. Let it go. Cast your worries unto the Lord. For Philippians 4:13 (KJV) reminds us “I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.” Christ will give you the power to overcome every affliction or battle that’s hindering the progression of positive growth in your life. For example, you can implement the following strategies weekly: pray, meditate, or journal. Just these three simple strategies alone can evoke peace and balance in your life. Remember, you are a child of God. God doesn’t want to see you struggle. Don’t allow GUILT or SHAME to hinder the blessings that God destined for you in 2015.
Step #2: Find relief in this season. The longer you carry those feelings of guilt or shame around, the longer you’ll battle with those ‘pent up feelings’. Do yourself a favor. Find some RELIEF. As a Christian, your peace is everything. When you’re seeking deliverance and “RELIEF” in your life, start with some simple steps:
- accept the “problem” at face value
- receive your part in the “problem”
- forgive completely
- forgive yourself wholeheartedly
- bury the issue
In life, finding RELIEF is an active strategy that will help you unwind in a healthy manner. I’ve listed several strategies above, but the primary strategy is keeping calm and accepting the “problem” at face value. For some people, it’s difficult to accept the truth because the truth hurts. If you’re feeling pain, then it means that something is wrong. Accept your part in the problem, find a solution to alleviate your pain…like forgiving the person(s) entirely, and then forgive yourself wholly, and bury the issue for good. Listen; don’t relieve the pain temporarily but permanently.
Step #3: Release the issue, find relief, or relive the test. When you’re suffering intensely with guilt or shame, oppressive battles within your mind can consume you. Don’t keep reliving a life of GUILT or SHAME. It steals your peace. That’s why it’s time to let go and let God heal all the broken pieces in this season. Let me suggest two simple strategies.
Write a letter. Address it… (Dear Hurt, Dear Pain, Dear Guilt, etc.). You get the picture. List every issue, hurt, guilt, shame, etc., which has stolen your joy and peace. Write down how and why it’s kept you captive for years. Now, tell the “issue” or “problem” why it will NO longer keep you hostage. Seal the letter. Then, locate a ‘safe’ place and burn it.
As your letter burns, walk away slowly without looking back…all the while repeating, “I AM NOT MY PAST. I WILL NO LONGER ALLOW THIS GUILT, HURT, or SHAME to consume me or steal my peace.” Do not look back, or you’ll risk the burden of reconnecting with your problem. Your life is much too valuable for that.
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Praying for you always, XOXO
Leslie E. Brown/ShameNoMore™
Transformation Discovery Coach
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