Naked Shame Reversed
One day when I was a kid, I saw a mother at the mall accidentally drop her baby.
Strange, how these precise moments of horror permanently press themselves in our brains.
I’ve never seen anyone actually step on a baby, but I’ve seen the next closest thing: someone step on grace.
Like an innocent, valuable, vulnerable baby, the gift of God’s grace was both painful and costly; but we step on it whenever we sin.
Why do such a thing?
For the same reason many deny Christ: selfishness.
The pull of sin is great. To accept Truth means to submit to God and resist the spiritual force of Satan’s destructive, convincing lies.
Don’t want to step on God’s baby anymore?
1. Not wanting to sin nor step on grace is our first great step! Too many of us reject truth because we don’t want to deal with sin’s byproduct, shame; but Christ already dealt with shame on the cross. We just need to accept His extended hand of grace.
2. Confess to God: If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9
3. Confess addictive sins to a godly person we trust. Exposure therapy. Expose our darkness to the light. Accountability in safe and loving relationships works wonders in obliterating sin ~ before it obliterates us!
How had accountability personally helped you? I’d love to hear about it.
You may not agree with what I’m saying. That’s ok. I invite you to comment too.
“Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow.” (Isaiah 1:18)
Dancing in Christ’s irreversible grace today!