Release, Relief, or Relive

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.

Strategy #1:

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.

Strategy #2:

Listen to my awesome FREE audio download titled: Release, Relief, or Relive.   Share it, and I hope this audio minister to your heart.

Please freely “SHARE” this word.  Remember, Psalm 55:22 says, “Cast they burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.”  You got this…

Praying for you always, XOXO

Leslie E. Brown/ShameNoMore™

Transformation Discovery Coach

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The Growing Pains of Life Is Just the Movement of God

Psalm 107: 19 says, “Then they cry unto the Lord in their trouble, and he saveth them out of their distresses.” (KJV)

Dear sisters in Christ,

I use to hear my grandmother say that God moves in mysterious ways.   Now, as an adult, I have a greater appreciation for this statement.  It never ceases to amaze me how it takes a decade or few seasons to come to terms with old-fashioned sayings from my past. As I continue to grow spiritually, I’ve come to realize that grandma had a relationship with God that I am only now growing to understand.

For example, growing pains are never enjoyable.  Sometimes they are overwhelming, which can cause EMBARRASSMENT and SHAME.  As women of God, it’s difficult to journey through life and understand the growing pains that contribute to successes or failures.  All growing pains aren’t negative, however.  That’s why it’s imperative for us to understand that God allows certain growing pains to promote us to the next chapter in our lives.

Be it a divorce, the death of a love one, an abusive relationship, demotion on a job, health concerns, or financial issues…growing pains are evitable.  However, it’s how we deal with these growing pains that determine our placements in life.  For instance, God allowed the SHAME of me being a single mother at the tender age of sixteen to teach me how to handle adversities with class, how to fight without ever having to pass a lick to impose bodily harm, and how to smile when the wasp stings were biting left and right…but God!  Remember, Psalm 107:20 clearly states, “He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.” (KJV)

After looking back on this SHAME or what I like to call a growing pain, I decided to embrace my pain and turn it into a success story.  I didn’t allow this major growing pain to stop me from living a productive life as a teenager nor cripple me from furthering my education.  Instead, I decided to use this pain to make me a better mother, sister, co-worker, and friend.

Keep in mind that as sisters in Christ, we’ll always face an abundance of stumbling blocks and growing pains in life that attempt to hinder our daily walk with God.  These stumbling blocks and growing pains in life can cause various types of unforeseen issues if we’re not mindful of these demonic devices early-on.  That’s why it’s vital that we as sisters in Christ provide nurturing support for one another by exhibiting compassion, resilience, and the tenacity to beat the odds when the devil attempts to attack us daily.

~ShameNoMore

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Sip, Reflect & Let’s Talk: It’s Breakthrough Monday

It’s BREAKTHROUGH Monday my Sisters Healing Against Mental Emotions:

A lot of women are suffering from binding spirits.  It’s important that we understand that the DEVIL is a liar be it on our jobs, in our marriages, within our finances, or inside our mindsets.  Therefore, I stand in agreement that you are set free through these scriptures and inspirational words.

“He refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake.”  (Ps. 23:3 NIV)

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“God is not a man, that He should lie. Has He said, and will He not do it?”  (Num 23:19)

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“Do not rejoice over me, my enemy; when I fall, I will arise; when I sit in darkness, the Lord will be a light to me.” (Mic 7:8)

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“Pleasant words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the bones.” (Prov 16:24)

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“Your light shall break forth like the morning, your healing shall spring forth speedily, and your righteousness shall go before you; the glory of the Lord shall be your rear guard.” (Isa 58:8)

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Have a great BREAKTHROUGH Monday,

~Shamenomore

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A Shifting of Change: (S.H.A.M.E.)

Sister Healing Against Mental Emotions (S.H.A.M.E.)

Psalm 46: 10 He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”

Hello Sisters Healing Against Mental Emotions(S.H.A.M.E.):

I know it’s been a while since anyone has last heard from me, but sometimes words take time to formulate when hearing from God.  Over the last several weeks, I have witness various sisters undergoing numerous changes in their lives be it positive or negative.  Change is defined by dictionary.com as (2012) “to transform or convert.”  As I continue to grow spiritually, I’ve come to understand that change is needed in an effort to shift gears when God is moving in one’s life.  Romans 12:2 states, “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is —his good, pleasing and perfect will.” (NIV) Therefore, as I continue to journey while accepting change without choice or discourse, I believe in my heart that in order to embrace change fully, I must conform without reservations and allow God to use me as He sees fit.

First, I must conform to God’s plan wholeheartedly without backlash.  I must admit, it’s hard to conform to change when life feels like a twenty foot tsunami raging out of control.  What I’ve found is that I cannot limit God, cut a deal, or even rationalize as to why [this is happening or that is happening].  Nonetheless, it’s amazing how I always seem to come back to one analysis and that is He knows best in terms of my life.  Even when I do not understand why major shifts happen, why certain deviations take shape, or why sorrowful situations occur to good people…one thing is certain, He’s working it out behind closed doors. According to 1 John 5:4 “Every child of God can defeat the world, and our faith is what gives us this victory” (CEV).

Second, I’ve found that it’s inevitable to lose some people along the way when shifting to the next level.  I must admit that change hurts, but as a Sister Healing Against Mental Emotions™ (S.H.A.M.E.) daily, I’ve come to understand that some changes just don’t make sense to the carnal eye.  It’s difficult to conceptualize each purpose right away when God closes one door, reopens a past door, or opens a new door.  That’s happened a lot lately in this season and with each closing, reopening, or opening of a new door, I’ve come to understand that a spiritual shift is sure to happen every time.  But, I have learned that when God closes one door even if it hurts and I may not understand it at that time, He always heals the wound and opens another door.

Third, change hurts.  No one enjoys pain, but with growth comes growing pains.  Oftentimes in life, we’ve become complacent. Thus, complacency breeds stagnation.  As women of God, we cannot allow complacency to stop our growing pains in life.  I’ve come to know that in order to birth my vision, I must undergo the “Labor Pains” of life.  Those of us who have had the opportunity to bear children understand these pains quite well.  However, the end reward is sweet when the vision is birth into fruition.

Fourth, change is never consistent.  In life, I’ve come to expect the unexpected.  Therefore, when God is shifting me left, I turn left.  When I feel that he’s shifting me right, I turn right.  However, when I feel that I’m uncertain as to where he’s shifting me, that’s when I press my spiritual breaks, get quiet, adhere to the word, and wait on him. But, during this cycle of postponement is when I become most antsy like a child wanting a piece of candy from the candy jar, but my father is saying, “No, not now!  Just wait a little while longer.”

Finally, life and death is in the power of the tongue.  If I will it, so will it be.  Therefore, speaking positivity is detrimental to living a fulfilling and powerful life. It states in Proverbs 18:21 “The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.” (NIV)  My unspoken words have just as much power as my spoken words.  Therefore, I think therefore I am.

In any case, as I continue my spiritual journey of reflection and connectivity with God, it’s imperative that I have balance and associate myself with likeminded people in this season.  While waiting patiently, I’ve come to realize that I need to consistently renew my spirit with the edification of His words, while he’s transforming me into a dynamic Sister Healing Against Mental Emotions™ (S.H.A.M.E.).

With sisterly love,

~Shamenomore