Broken: Shame On Me God. Shame On Me.

Shame on you God.

Those were the first words that came to my mind as it dawned on me that I will not be going back to school this semester.

As I got off the phone realizing what the person on the other end of the phone a few minutes ago just told me, I became furious.

Angry at God, I broke down crying.

With my finger pointed up and unable to voice out the words, either due to the enormity of the words I was thinking or just my inability to speak at the moment, I was yelling in my mind: Shame on you God!!!

Of course, some minutes later due to my helplessness and pain, I decided to pray to the same God to ask for help and strength.

In all these, my other thoughts that were not as crazy as the first but crazy all the same were: What would people think of me now? I mean, I shared this great testimony about how God made a way out of no way. How God showed me favor before man and I’m now able to go back to school this semester. I should’ve made 100% sure before sharing the testimony. It inspired a lot of people and strengthened their faith. So what will I do now? Go back and say that things didn’t work out? What would people think of me?

These thoughts led me into concluding that I am a big fool. The biggest of them all. Continue reading

Suitable Covering For Shame

Covering for Shame

As humans, we tend to believe that we are capable of covering up our shame.

And of course we do try, we cover it up with flimsy things that can never last, things that have no substance and will soon fade away.

We cover up our shame with lies, denial and/or blaming others.

When Adam and Eve sinned, they realized their nakedness and this gave birth to shame. Not only did they realize that they were naked but they went on to believe that they could cover up their shame with clothing made out of fig leaves.

At that moment their eyes were opened, and they suddenly felt shame at their nakedness. So they sewed fig leaves together to cover themselves. (Genesis 3:7)

But God had a better plan. Continue reading