‘You’re on your own. You are not enough. You look different. You will never forget the mistakes you made. They were right about you. You’ve missed your chance. You’re life will never be significant. He is better than you.’
Over and over again, these phrases played (and play) in my mind. They are the tracks on my least favourite record and yet they are the tracks I play the most; an album of self-loathing written to keep me depressed.
`I will unashamedly make Him known through my words and actions.” In the first chapter of Romans Paul writes, with what reads like a loud voice, ‘I am not ashamed of the gospel for it is the power of God for the salvation of all who believe.’ I’ve read that verse many times. My eyes have always been drawn to the promise of the verse, that the gospel is the power of God for the salvation of all. I’ve also always read the first words, I AM NOT ASHAMED, as some sort of chest beating moment of masculinity. Paul, in … Continue reading I am not ashamed.