One of the hugest sabotages to building a bold identity and business that will transform other people’s lives is shame. Shame comes in various forms for all of us but it is basically the “feeling” that there is something really off with us. We haven’t just missed the bulls-eye zone, we are aiming at the completely wrong target.
Shame is not a device of the enemy to cloud your clarity, it’s to completely remove you from delivering your unique message to the world. It can take on various forms in your business from a lack of confidence or to completely sabotaging your business growth.
In Christians, shame results when we ignore the boundaries the Holy Spirit has given us, if our intimacy with God is broken, when other people attempt to control us with manipulation or when as parents or leaders, those in relationship with us or under our guidance make decisions that disappoint us. It is then that our identity in Christ and our position in HIM tested and tried and we see really where our identity lies.
Subsequently, there are only two ways to go when shame manifests. Into the fire where the idolatry will be purged and your identity and authority grows in Christ so you can be sent with power or into the fire where you will stay stuck in the past and an old wineskin with minimal influence.
In your business, shame and poverty mentalities will create comparisons that there will always be someone who does it better than you so really…why try. It is the constant evaluating that paralyzes you from building a successful marketing wheel that helps you fill your pipe line.
Shame will also cause you to hold back from building a platform on social media or from teaming with others in mentoring groups to help you build momentum. It creates a barrier around you so that you resist the work and investing the time into developing powerful services that will make your business more profitable.
In a positive way, shame can be used to motivate us to do the work necessary to build new identities. To harness our pain so that our misery can be turned into our message. If we utilize our pain constructively, we will grow in authority and be sent into greater levels of influence and service. We will literally create a space in the world to mesh our passion with profits AND transform lives for the kingdom of God.
Becky Harmon is passionate about helping Christians get activated transforming other people's lives with their unique identity. With experience in business and church planting, she serves clients internationally. Her systems help "ordinary" Christians move out of sabotaging mindsets and into leadership that leads to reproduction in the lives of others. What set's her apart from other coaches, is the #1 focus is helping you impact and transform other people's lives with YOUR UNIQUE IDENTITY. Ready to get activated into more authority? Tell us where to send FIVE free 60 minute calls all created to help you build more clarity, confidence and BOLDNESS into your life.