Imagine going through life with a suitcase full of rocks and bricks on your back. The bricks and rocks represent guilt and shame. Every time you go somewhere you pick that heavy suitcase up and place it on your back. It weighs you down but you find the strength somewhere to keep carrying it. You have convinced yourself that you were unworthy, therefore never being truly free from guilt or shame ( the suitcase ). When you travel, it’s your companion. Years and years have gone by and you still have that heavy suitcase. Never opening it, just transporting it from place to place – city to city – relationship to relationship.
In the natural if this were true you would end up with back spasms and maybe even having to undergo back surgery. One person can’t carry such weight and not expect to have complications. The suitcase represents all the hurt, shame and guilt you feel from things that have happened in your life throughout the years. Places you should not have gone, people you should not have been with and things you shouldn’t have done. I call those the shoulda, coulda and woulda’s (I know, I know… no such words, but just flow with me.)
No sense in beating yourself up over what has happened and the choices you have made. We are given one chance at this thing called life on earth. It is designed to move forward, not backwards. What happened in your past is just that- in your PAST!
Free From Guild & Shame
Life is full of lessons; we learn something new each and every day. Some lessons are harder than others, but they are meant to teach us something. Take what it taught you and move on. God has forgiven you; there is no need for shame or guilt. The ultimate price has been paid for you and I. Be free from guilt and shame and replace it with hope, peace, joy, grace, mercy and most important, God’s Agape Love. He loves us unconditionally.