It’s a Dirty, Rotten Shame!

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Shame is actually counterfeit “conviction”…. Shame eventually will drive you to the repeat the very behavior you’re trying to avoid!

Conviction should cause us to explore, question and discuss a matter…leading to redemption, healing, and restoration.

Shame on the other hand drives us to cover, hide and even deny the issue. Since the issue isn’t dealt with properly, we’re more likely to do it again. And the next time we’ll do it in a way that won’t be discovered-we learn better ways to hide and not get caught; instead of dealing with the problem.

Conviction, especially when initiated by the Holy Spirit, is always for the purpose of  re-establishing RELATIONSHIP!  The best relationships are intimate ones. And intimacy only comes from vulnerability.

There is no room for shame in an intimate relationship. There is, however, every opportunity to admit our weaknesses… without excuse or defense…and begin the healing process. When should we do that? NOW!!!

“Therefore there is now no condemnation [no guilty verdict, no punishment] for those who are in Christ Jesus [who believe in Him as personal Lord and Savior].”
‭‭ROMANS‬ ‭8:1‬ ‭Amplified Version

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About richardkrolljr

Welcome to my Blog! My name is Richard Kroll Jr. I have an extensive and varied background in business, education, ministry, and leadership development. Earlier in my career I was a sales trainer and motivational speaker. Not too long after starting my career, I served in upper management in the advertising and publishing industry. In an effort to express my faith in my vocation, I became a teacher and eventually a principal, educational consultant, and executive director; starting and improving schools in every conceivable educational model; domestically and internationally. I have served as a senior pastor of several churches and as a missionary in the United States, Africa, Turkey, India, Mexico, Bahamas, Haiti and Costa Rica. I am dedicated to using my gifts and talents in the area of business, education, ministry and leadership development because I can combine my faith, heart for people, and business acumen to help others have fun, make money, and make a difference in their lives and the lives of others. Helping marketplace leaders understand how their gifts and talents can be used to bring the Kingdom of God to the Seven Mountains of Influence is a message that the world needs to hear. The world also needs an advocate for freedom- religious, economic and political freedom. My unique blend of humor, passion and “straight-to-the-heart” teaching style makes me an in demand speaker in just about every conceivable setting. My well researched material and thought-provoking messages resonates with every audience I serve!
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