Remember those credit-card identity theft commercials that show a person calmly speaking about all of their purchases? Like the little old lady who talks in a very manly voice about the monster truck she just bought? It's her body, but the wrong voice is coming out. Similarly, when I was battling shame, it was as if someone else took my identity and used it to make charges against me, leaving me to pay for those expenses. I believe that Satan seeks to steal your identity in Christ. It's your body, but he is saying things through you like, I'm not good enough or I'm worthless. It's the right body but the wrong voice.
Friday, July 17, 2009
From Shame Lifter by Marilyn Hontz (page 153):