The Shame Trap tells us “I am what I am. I cannot change. I’m hopeless.” This is a lie from the Father of Lies. We often lower our hopes for the future because of our failures in the past. We all have hurts, habits, and hang-ups. Shame is the emotional TAR of our lives that we become stuck in.
God’s solution is: Regeneration. God literally makes each believer a New Person the instant they trust Christ to be their savior. Christians are not reformed, we are re-created.