My people shall never be ashamed. Joel 2:26
Shame often keeps people from receiving God's best, even Born Again Believers! Whether consciously or deep down unconsciously, we feel like we don't deserve all that God has promised us and wants to do in our lives! We are right, we don't deserve it. However, as Born Again Believers who have accepted Christ, we do deserve it! We stand before God and receive not based on our own merits, but based on Christ's merits and righteousness! We are "blessed with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places IN CHRIST" (Ephesians 1:3). We don't have to feel like we do not deserve to receive from God based on people or our own mind lying to us and saying we are not pretty enough, smart enough, or wealthy enough. We receive from God based only on what Christ has done and nothing else, never forget that! Ask God to remove any trace of shame you have in your life today and remember that God has promised that for your past shame "ye shall have double" (Isaiah 61:7)!