Believing My I Am or The I AM
Walk and talk with John Enslow
Leaving wounding shame by embracing the truth of who you really are.
Hey there, so today I want to talk about shame as the I am statement. I realize that shame basically makes I am statements that affirm and confirm that we are worthless and contemptible. And that is not who we are at all! We are not worthless. We are not contemptible, anything but. But statement like: I am disgusting, I am worthless, I am stupid, I am ugly, I am of no value, I am flawed. All these are statements that come against us and come against something even greater. My negative toxic shame “I am” statements come against, truly, my great I AM, and what He thinks about me, because He never gives me the… I am disgusting, I am worthless, I am flawed, I am stupid, I am ugly, I am of no value. Actually, His Word tells me everything, but that. His Word comes completely against those shame-filled toxic statements, negative statements that destroy our value in our self, our self-worth, our joy, our excitement. And that’s what we had to come against. is literally all the statements that speak “I am” that is against our great I AM and what He says about us.
I have experienced in my life, countless people that have had to stand in the gap against me. Against my beliefs, against my false faith, against my shame. They’ve had to stand against, and they have said NO, that is not who you are. But the fact is that it is not an easy come against. We are very committed to our negative shame statements. We’ve had evidence that is proved it, usually over and over and over in our life. And we’ve compounded those shameful thoughts, the toxic shame, thoughts that have solidified and cemented us in shame, and we can’t get free. What the Lord does is He’ll send someone or multiple someone’s into our life to basically stand against say, “Stop, that is not who you are!” It’s one thing to spit scripture at us and say, “Well, this is what the Word says.” That’s great, that’s fine but it’s a totally different deal when the Holy Spirit will come and speak very specifically against our shame. He is definitely committed to destroy those shame field thoughts and those shame-filled feelings and shame-filled beliefs. He wants to crush them.
So in my life right now, what I’m doing is I’m standing in the gap. I’m coming against, through coaching, men’s negative beliefs, shame-filled, toxic shame thoughts that are coming against their design. Their God-given, spiritual DNA and design that God has created them to live in. We have a divine design, and we are designed by the divine. And those thoughts come counter to what He says. Who He is and what He wants to do in our life and it prevents us from actually experiencing truth, reality and and love. Love is one of the things that we can’t, in shame, we can’t except love. We can’t receive love. We push away from love; we leave love because it’s unbelievable. It’s something that is against the very thing that we’re believing. And we unfortunately, usually will hold fast to those beliefs, and we will maintain them as truth. It’s not the truth. It’s absolutely not the truth, but sometimes someone has to stand in the gap for us. Someone has to come in and speak against those wrong shame-filled thoughts, erroneous thoughts, these thoughts that rise themselves above the Most High. Scripture says stand against those thoughts that rise up and exalt themselves against the Most High. These thoughts, it doesn’t only have to be about Him and what we believe about Him, sometimes it’s about the erroneous thoughts that we believe about ourselves. Those evil thoughts that go against His knowledge OF US.
I’m excited about that. I’m excited that not only am I able to receive that ministry in my life, as I have for years, but I’m able to give that ministry to others, and walk with them and stand against the the tragic wave of destruction coming from toxic shame. So I thank you for listening. I would love your prayers as I am doing this because it’s a Holy Spirit move, and it’s a Holy Spirit lead empowered endeavor because you have to do with curiosity, with kindness. You can just go in and bash it and beat it. The shame has bashed and beat us for years. So we can stand in curiosity and in compassion for a story that has buried men underneath sham-filled beliefs. I love you appreciate you and I’ll talk to you real soon.
Believing My I Am or The I AM – Episode #859 – DivineDesigned.Life
Abandoning our negative “I am” statements that create toxic shame by embracing the truth of who you really are in the Great I AM!