I am seeing myself in a whole new light. I have had to face the truth today. It was a harsh reality, but it was also life changing truth.
I have so much to work on. I am human and emotions are fickle. One minute I was fine, and the next minute I broke. The tears were warm as they trickled down my face when I cried out for God to change me. “Keep smoothing those broken pieces of my heart,” I told God.
But, this has been good for me. God can put the pieces back together if I’m willing. I’m like a clay pot with cracks and crevices with a worn finish. I’ve weathered many storms, and it shows. My outward appearance isn’t one of glitz and glamour, but I’m me.
When I let the Potter shape me on His wheel, I know the finished product will be beautiful because He has the perfect plan for me.
So many times, we think we don’t need any help. ”No repairs needed!” we cheerfully reply. We are only fooling ourselves. A prideful attitude can do much damage.
When you’re broken, you just want someone to make it better. You search desperately for something to fill that void in your life. God made each of us righteous. God has intricately formed me for a specific purpose, but I have to be willing to be molded into His image. I pray that I am always pliable.
What areas in your life need mending?
By Madison, Making my MarkLeave a Comment
Such a good reminder to allow the hands of the potter to continue the shaping! Thanks for sharing!
I loved reading your piece. It is a reminder to always be open to what God has in store for your life.
Thanks for sharing,
This is such a beautiful and timely reminder! I’ve always been drawn to the imagery of the Potter shaping the clay. Thank you for sharing this.
So true ! Thank you for posting this. When we are broken He is the One who restores us ! May God bless you in every way and may you experience His loving care today, this Christmas and every day in the New Year.
Lexi MacKinnon says
Great post! Such an important reminder to let GOD shape us! Thank you for your vulnerability!
Holley Gerth says
“When you’re broken, you just want someone to take it better.” YES. Thanks for this reminder that there is one who knows our brokenness, and know how to heal it in just the way we need. So glad your words are with us today!
I Live in an Antbed says
I always desire to be emptied more of self. I don’t want there to be anything left that interferes with His Reflection. But I am full of me. Just ask my kids, or my husband. Thankfully, He is patient and I am learning.
Thank you for sharing this. I am in this place today, dealing with some issues having to do with my son’s dad and my son. It’s been a difficult day and I needed the reminder that God can smooth those places in my heart, if I let Him.
April, I will be thinking about you. I pray that the peace that only He can give envelopes you tonight. He promises to carry you through those hard times. Lean on Him. His grace is more than enough!
Thank you all for your sweet comments! I’ve had a long day due to a doctor’s appointment, so it really warmed my heart to read all of these comments. I appreciate each of you taking the time to read my post. I’m glad it helped you. We all experience those rough seasons.
Jeri @godsdreamsforme says
Madison, Wow! My brokenness is not unknown to God. Thank You. God Bless.
For some reason, your comment didn’t show up underneath the post. It did come to my email, though.
Nice to ‘meet’ you, Carrie! In addition to having CP, I was diagnosed with spondylosis after a stress fracture eventually caused a vertebrae to break off. The worse part was it didn’t show up on any tests, so I was in a lot of pain for that year until I had a spinal fusion.
I love this: “God has intricately formed me for a specific purpose, but I have to be willing to be molded into His image. I pray that I am always pliable.” Such a necessary prayer. Thank you for this post!