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Overcoming Shame: You Can’t Do It Alone – Episode #873

Overcoming Shame: You Can't Do It Alone

Uncover the truth that living without shame is not only possible but essential for a fulfilling life.

Overcoming Shame: You Can’t Do It Alone
Episode #873
01/15/2024

Walk and talk with John Enslow

Well hey there, so the other day I was trading coaching with another coach. As they were coaching me over the book Overcoming Shame, I was amazed at the questions that they were poising, and what came out. One of the things that came out was that this process is not a process that you can do alone. You know I’ve looked at shame and I’ve looked at people’s shame and how it’s controlled them and how it’s racked their lives with destruction. Shame is something… if we could’ve dealt with it, we would’ve dealt with it.

I know people that have carried shame for 50 years and if they could’ve dealt with it, they would’ve dealt with it. We wanna deal with our shame. We want to put an end into it. We want to overcome shame. We want to get rid of that shame, but one of the things that’s kind of key is, we’re not gonna do it alone. Number one we’re not gonna do it without a spiritual life, without God‘s presence, and without God‘s help. It’s just not gonna happen. I know that people wanna overcome shame on their own, be strong. One of the shame this weakness, and if you’re in shame about your weakness, you certainly don’t wanna lean on anyone else because you wanna look strong.

But shame is handled really in community. I know that we were wounded and we were shamed in relationships, and even if it’s bad relationships, and at the same time we heal in relationships. So we need help to carry shame and to deal with shame. It’s something that has to be unpacked with someone else, with others in community, in support. And that’s a beautiful thing because that connected presence of someone that cares, that wants to help you through your shame, that wants to help you to process your shame. It helps to take that heavy burden off of us.

I know another thing with shame is, the energy that it takes for us to carry it, is huge! Carrying shame is like carrying a boulder on your back and you walk through life with this heaviness on your shoulders, on your life. I’m amazed that we can even do it. But we function. We are adaptable and we adapt to the shame but we don’t have to do that.  We can live without shame. It is possible to live without shame, it is possible to overcome shame, but it is something that we have to do with others.

As I am walking with guys that are overcoming shame, that are dealing with shame, the guys that have shared testimonies to me with shame, I am amazed at the process, and just the unfolding of life and what it looks like when we can really truly unburdened ourselves from those heavy weights of shame that have just crushed us all our life.

If you’re experiencing shame and you’re struggling with shame, and you’d like to have someone to walk it out with, talk it out with, reach out to me. I would love to talk to you. I would love to just discuss what a possible coaching through shame, through your shame would look like for you and in your life. It’s all about you, and it’s all for you, and it’s all to maximize your life and your potential. I love that there’s a possibility to get rid of shame, to unburden ourselves from shame, to release ourselves from shame, and to live as an overcoming one, as an overcomer in Christ and away from shame. Don’t battles shame alone, it’s not something that you have to do, and you can’t overcome it without help.  So I love you and I’ll talk to you soon.

Overcoming Shame: You Can’t Do It Alone – Episode #873 – DivineDesignedLifePodcast.com

Overcoming shame is not a journey alone—it requires connection, support, and a desire to face the vulnerabilities that shame often conceals.

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  1. carol salado fox says:

    I just found your podcast through reading Adoration by Mary Kilpatrick.

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