Is There Anything Good About Shame?

Shame can be both healthy and unhealthy!

If shame can redirect a persons sinful behaviors to help get them under the protection of our loving God, then that is a good thing.


How can shame motivate us?

Shame work in two basic ways, either to motivate you to do better, or to tear you down!


God wired each and every one of us to be able to have our conscience be bothered so that we can understand and differentiate between what is godly, compared to what is evil.

Some types of shame can be healthy which helps to keep us on track, although other types are unhealthy which makes us feel bad about ourselves for no legitimate reason.

When I was growing up, there were times that my parents used guilt to correct me and prevent me from doing wrong.

I can recall times when I did wrong, and it hurt my mom or my dad, which made me feel sorry for what happened, which I would consider it more of a good thing.

Those times were times of instruction. There, however, have been times that my mom or even a friend would try to manipulate me to do something out of guilt which was totally not right, that is where discernment must be exercised. ~ Bill Greguska


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Guilt is just as powerful, but its influence is positive, while shame’s is destructive. Shame erodes our courage and fuels disengagement. ~ Brene Brown

The wise inherit honor, but fools get only shame. Proverbs 3:35


Are You Feeling Guilt About Things Sometimes?

Put it this way, if you are feeling guilty and it is coming from something that God’s word from the Bible says, then that is okay.

On the other hand, it the guilt from others or from your own self. Then that is not healthy and ought to be looked at carefully and do something about it. Remember that there are two types of guilt, one guilt is healthy and the other one is not!


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Is Shame From God?

It is something that is a result of some sin by word or deed. It is the God part in us that feels the broken fellowship with God when we do something wrong, and we feel guilty.

A persons conscience helps to keep people away from those things we know we ought not to do, then shame is great, but if shame is something that keeps you depressed and feeling guilty and bad about yourself, it would be wise to check out

1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.


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An exciting and inspiring future awaits you beyond the noise in your mind, beyond the guilt, doubt, fear, shame, insecurity, and heaviness of the past you carry around. ~ Debbie Ford

1 Corinthians 1:27 But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong.