As we struggle to change destructive patterns in our lives, shame always lies to us. Those inner whispers of “You’re still the same old you!”; “You aren’t who people think you are”; “You are such a disappointment”; haunt us as we live daily to be the better person! The enemy’s grip on us to remind us of our past is one that won’t concede so easily. As long as we think of ourselves in these shameful manners, the more of these shameful ways we end up stuck in – As a man thinks in his heart, so is he! (Prov 23:7). But be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind (Rom 12:2) and confront those shaming thoughts with the truth!