I had the privilege of preaching on overcoming shame at Mission Church last Sunday for their series on Weapons of Self-Destruction. I’ll share the video as soon as I can.

I talked about how Satan uses his weapon of toxic shame like an assessor holding a clipboard — evaluating, judging, and convincing us that because of what we’ve done or because of things that have been done to us, we are somehow disqualified from being children of God and from being used powerfully by God.

The good news is that Jesus destroys those clipboards of shame. Even if shame causes us to feel like we aren’t enough, it doesn’t even matter — because He, who is in us, is more than enough and He qualifies us to be children of God. He qualifies us for meaningful service in His kingdom.

Our shame is overcome in Christ.

I ended on Sunday by reading the audience some truths from my If Shame Says/Jesus Says chart in Overcomer. And I wanted to share that with you this week. If you’d like the full version of the chart or further resources for overcoming shame in Christ, be sure grab a copy of Overcomer today- at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Christian Books, or anywhere books are sold.    

And as always, may you live shamelessly! 

Aubs

 

IF SHAME SAYS

 

JESUS SAYS

I do not belong.

 

You are mine. I have called you by name. (Isaiah 43:1-2)

 

I am a mistake.

 

I have created you with wonder. You are my masterpiece. (Psalm 139)

I missed the mark.

 

My power is made perfect in your weakness. (2 Corinthians 12:7-10)

I should be Other than I am.

 

I created you uniquely and am transforming you into my image. (Genesis 2)

I am unlovable.

 

Nothing can separate you from my love. (Romans 8:35)

There is no purpose for my life.

 

Jesus says I can do immeasurably more than you can ask or imagine. (Ephesians 3:20)

I am the sum of my mistakes and I am disqualified.

 

The old has gone, the new has come. You no longer need to hide because you are a new creation. You are covered in Christ. (2 Corinthians 5:17)

(Sections taken from Overcomer by Aubrey Sampson. Copyright © 2015. Used by permission of Zondervan.www.zondervan.com. All rights reserved.)

 

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