Take a Moment, Man!
2 Corinthians 3:16 “But whenever anyone turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away.”
What is getting in your way this week? Take a few moments and allow yourself to recognize its impact on your peace of mind today. Before brainstorming ways to make it better or avoiding the discomfort, will you spend a few moments praying?
Perhaps ask God to be with you in the situation so that you can better recognize His love. If you feel comfortable, thank Him for the opportunity to recognize His ability to care for you in this, and ask to receive His perspective on the situation. If this is too much for you right now, just spend a few minutes in silence giving yourself a chance to rest for a moment in your day.
Shame inhibits our experience of the love of God. When we internalize negative events and emotions and transform them into shame, we hinder the peace and understanding provided by Jesus. Let’s recognize patterns of behavior that hurt ourselves and others, and rather than making them about our personal deficiencies, why don’t we work to rely more heavily on the grace of God in our broken places today? Even amidst any confusion or pain you are experiencing, you are known and acknowledged by God, and He is deeply invested in your life.