Join us today as we continue our series, Beneath The Surface. Henry Peterson helps us to dig deep to identify our shadow. Our shadow is the side of us that can erupt into many forms – sinful behaviours, outbursts of anger, resentment, lust, greed, bitterness, even vanity. The shadow is the most damaged but hidden side of us that comes out when it gets triggered. Are you aware of your shadow and what it looks like?
So to keep me from becoming conceited because of the surpassing greatness of the revelations, a thorn was given me in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to harass me, to keep me from becoming conceited. Three times I pleaded with the Lord about this, that it should leave me. But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. ”Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.- 2 Corinthians 12:7-10 (ESV)