CURT THOMPSON ON SHAME
"Shame is the emotional weapon that evil uses to..."
"Corrupt our relationship with God and each other (includes our kids)"
"Disintegrate (separate, decay, destroy) any and all gifts of vocational vision and creativity"
THE STORY SHAME IS TRYING TO TELL…
SOME VERSION OF…
"I am not enough"
"I am powerless to change my circumstances"
"I’m a prisoner to this story"
"I don’t have what it takes to tolerate this moment or circumstance"
"There is something wrong with me"
STORY OF REDEMPTION
HEBREWS 12:1-3 AMP Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses [who by faith have testified to the truth of God’s absolute faithfulness], stripping off every unnecessary weight and the sin which so easily and cleverly entangles us, let us run with endurance and active persistence the race that is set before us, 2 [looking away from all that will distract us and] focusing our eyes on Jesus, who is the Author and Perfecter of faith [the first incentive for our belief and the One who brings our faith to maturity], who for the joy [of accomplishing the goal] set before Him endured the cross, DISREGARDING THE SHAME, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God [revealing His deity, His authority, and the completion of His work]. 3 Just consider and meditate on Him…
PASSION TRANSLATION 2 …Because his heart was focused on the joy of knowing that you would be his, he endured the agony of the cross and conquered its humiliation, and now sits exalted at the right hand of the throne of God!
LETTING GO OF THE OLD STORY
EMBRACING THE NEW STORY
DISREGARDING THE SHAME