The process of being broken is utilized by God to mold us into the person that He wants us to be. We find in Isaiah 64:8 that He is the potter and we are the clay. It is by His great hand that we are changed into who He desires us to be, for His greater purpose and His glory.
Isaiah 64:8 (NLT) says,
And yet, O Lord, you are our Father.
We are the clay, and you are the potter.
We all are formed by your hand.
This process of being formed by the hand of God can often feel brutal. There is so much that we do not understand. We can feel so lost and confused. It can become unsettling and fear will attempt to sneak in to try to cause us to stop trusting in the process and in the God who is working it all together for good.
God, in his loving manner, works to bring about the good that He has for us. He kneads, breaks, caresses, and remolds to get us to the place that He has for us. You see, this Overwhelming Victory that is ours comes about through growth. Growth is often a painful experience, as when a young person is going through growth spurts. Sometimes their bodies ache. They don’t feel like themselves. There can be some pain involved, but it is so that they can continue to grow and mature into who they are destined to be.
God uses the circumstances that he arranges in our lives, His providential will, as well as our own detours off God’s original plan for us, to break us so that we can be rebuilt for His kingdom.
Jeremiah 18:6 (NLT) says,
“O Israel, can I not do to you as this potter has done to his clay? As the clay is in the potter’s hand, so are you in my hand.
If I am going to continue to grow in the things of God and be able to be that living testimony for Him, then I need to cooperate and let God be God. I need Him to work out in me the things that are necessary to draw me closer to Him.
We all need something worked out in our lives. For some, it may be anger, unforgiveness, bitterness, pride or “you fill in the blank”. God will use whatever means necessary to chisel that out of our souls so that he can get the glory out of our lives.
Ephesians 2:10 (NLT) says,
For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.
God desires for us to be productive in the kingdom. We should be influencing others through the reflection of Christ that they see in our lives. When that reflection is blurred or dimmed or because God has a greater calling for us, then we go through seasons of brokenness. But, oh the joy, when we come out on the other side. We will have a better understanding of who Christ is in our lives. We will see how all of the puzzle pieces have been carefully laid out to produce a beautiful portrait of our lives, for the glory of God.
I am pressing in the process so that God can fulfill in me His purpose and plan. I never imagined being broken in multiple places at one time, but God has strengthened me in the steps that have been set up to move me from “here” to “there”. He has encouraged me and He is teaching me new and greater things each and every day. It is painful, but it is a blessing. Had I not experienced these tests and trials, then I would not be experiencing God at this level. It is all for my good.
Giving up is not an option if I want to receive all that God has in mind for me. Greater things are coming. I believe.
Jeremiah 33:3 (NLT) says,
Ask me and I will tell you remarkable secrets you do not know about things to come.
As you pray during your period of brokenness, ask God to reveal to you the remarkable secrets about things to come. God has something to show each of us through our breaking.
Grow from it. Let Him birth in you the ministry that He has for your life. No matter how big or small the work that He has for you, it is significant to those whom God has placed on your path.
We all have lives to touch, so let God finish what He has started.
It’s in the breaking!
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