Things to Stop and Start: 03 Stop Shaming and Start Honouring. MP3 Download
Shame. Its message is dreadfully debilitating and packed with pain. The corrosive effect it has on how we love, parent, work, and lead (to name only a few) is enormous. As one authority on the subject has written, “Shame keeps us small, resentful, and afraid,” which is the way many choose to live their lives. Shame is, primarily, the fear of disconnection. Since we are psychologically, emotionally, and spiritually hardwired for connection, love, and belonging, the message shame proclaims is devastating. Listen to its voice: “I’m not worthy or good enough for acceptance, belonging, or connection. I’m unlovable, I cannot measure up, and I lack what is necessary to accomplish what others expect of me.” In our shame-prone culture, parents, bosses, teachers, and many pastors consciously or subconsciously urge people to connect their significance to what they produce. This prompts disengagement, blame, and favoritism, resulting in fear of risk, absence of vulnerability, and a total lack of innovation. How much better to respect and honor others — even when they fail to measure up to expectations, or “blow it” big time!
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Messages in this Series include:
|CODE:||MESSAGE TITLE:||SCRIPTURE REFERENCE:|
|TSSD01||Stop Drifting Along and Start Digging In||Proverbs 2:1–9|
|TSSD02||Stop Procrastinating and Start Following Through||Ecclesiastes 3:1–11; Ephesians 5:15–17|
|TSSD03||Stop Shaming and Start Honouring||Luke 15:11–32|
|TSSD04||Stop Blaming and Start Forgiving||Matthew 5:23–24; 18:21–35|
|TSSD05||Stop Worrying and Start Trusting||Philippians 4:4–9|
|TSSD06||Stop Resisting and Start Submitting||1 Samuel 15:1–23|
|TSSD07||Stop Acting Perfect and Start Being Vulnerable||1 Corinthians 2:1–5; 2 Corinthians 4:1–7|
|TSSD08||Stop Lying and Start Acknowledging||Ephesians 4:21–29|
|TSSD09||Stop Criticizing Earth and Start Contemplating Heaven||John 14:1–3; Revelation 21:1–7|
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