All Things Shame, Part 1
By Amy Maxwell
Maybe in your training you heard your trainer mention that all people do things for a reason? We get something out of what we do and also we pay prices. Is it possible many of the payoffs we receive are tied to shame? Lately I have been looking at laziness in my life. Laziness meaning I know I need to do things, or have a conversation, or complete a task and I put it off. Many times the answer to the question of why am I putting this off was in some way tied to being ashamed. In fact the shame was contributing to the lethargy I was experiencing. For myself, whenever life calls for risk, newness, boldness, or courage I often see a pattern of immediately becoming lazy. I feel ashamed of past (perceived) failures and I am nervous to repeat them. I put off making the move my vision compels me towards and instead sit in a shame cloud for awhile. The solution, repentance. I get to ask God to forgive my love of shame and free me again.