What is Shame?
The painful feeling arising from the consciousness of something dishonorable, improper, ridiculous, done by oneself or another. The feeling of shame comes from the belief that, “I am basically flawed, inadequate, wrong, bad, unimportant, undeserving or not good enough.” “The intensely painful feeling or experience of being flawed and therefore unworthy of love and belonging.”
#1 Good Intentions
#2 Painful Failure
73 A little later some of the other bystanders came over to Peter and said, “You must be one of them; we can tell by your Galilean accent.”74 Peter swore, “A curse on me if I’m lying—I don’t know the man!” And immediately the rooster crowed.
#3 Deep Regret
-4 ways to handle shame
- Know what triggers your shame.
- Speak to yourself like you speak to someone you love.
- Share your story with someone.
- Give Jesus your shame.
What would you define in your life as shameful? Or when do you feel shame?
“No one who hopes in you will ever be put to shame,”
The area that causes me shame is________________. Today I’m giving it to Jesus.