Continuing the discussion on the Redemption… and focusing on shame (Jesus bled inside Himself to free / redeem the clutter inside of us), we stumble upon the story of the prodigal son.
Turns out, there wasn’t a plan to talk about the son… or his older brother. But, here we are…
You see, shame causes us to choose to wear a mask rather than wearing our identity. It prompts us to be someone- or something- else, rather than being comfortable in our own skin.
Such is the story of the younger brother.
And, get this… it’s the story of the older brother, too.
Some of us choose the rebellious mask. A lot of us choose the “good deeds,” earn-my-way, show that I’m valuable and worthy mask. This last one… is the mask of the older brother.
Here’s the truth: your worst moments don’t define you. Nor do they disqualify you from the Father’s love.
On the flip side: your greatest successes all stacked up don’t qualify you, either.
You’re more valuable than the extreme wrongs and the extreme “goods” that you’ve done.
Here are the links mentioned in the talk-
The free eBook, Redemption: https://www.overflowfaith.com/p/redemption-e-book
Note: you may want to review episode 7 of the podcast as well, Easy. Here for more: https://overflowfaith.com/blog/07
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