Holy Spirit, in this episode, says something pretty amazing: we can be free of shame and fear.
How would that feel? Wouldn’t that kind of freedom be amazing?
And He also said that it’s not something that we have to do—it’s something that He does. He destroys these things. Not us.
All we need to do is seek God, to turn of hearts and minds toward Him, and He’ll do the rest.
Morgan Snyder at Ransomed Heart Ministries uses a phrase that we just love: He says we should “Live in the day, measure by the decade.” What he means is that our focus should be on today, on each moment, on the present. And, when we check-in and consider how we’re doing, how God is working within us, we should be merciful to ourselves, taking a long view–rather than beating ourselves up for not being sanctified more quickly.
Do you do that? Or do you tend to, just like we do, to do just the opposite? Which is, of course, to live in the decade and measure by the day. Here’s what I mean: Most of us get stuck, living either in the regret and shame of the past decade, or we get paralyzed by fear about what’s coming in the next decade–we fear that we’re going to face a relational or financial or work or health-related disaster. We live with our minds, not focused on today, not on the now, not in the moment, but focused on our sin of the past or on our fear of the future, or both.
Listen to “The Blinders of Sin and Shame.”