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Have you come to a place of complete brokenness, a place where you feel lost, lonely, broke and emotionally drained?
Brokenness can lead to healing, restoration, and peace; if we embrace the moment as an opportunity to draw closer to God. And it is through this process where we grow in humility.
We have been there before. We’ve lost family members, our mentors, careers, finances, our home, even our cars. All of which, didn’t seem to be nearly as bad as feeling a true sense of brokenness before the Lord. A feeling of inadequacy, emotionally drained and truly felt we had nothing in us good to give to Him.
When we become completely broken before God, it brings us to a place of humility. As a result, humility opens up the door for the Lord to be able to use us. When we finally surrendered to our brokenness and fell with humility before the Lord, we found ourselves not only more eager to serve, but more sympathetic toward others who experienced similar hardships. Not to mention, we developed a desire to be a blessing to them.
For it is in our weakness where God can be glorified. He can’t be glorified when we are puffed up in our own success of life.Too many times we think our trials are about us. When, in reality, what we go through often times is meant for others.
“Each time he said,“My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me.”
~ 2 Corinthians 12:9 (NLT)
While we were in the real estate business, we had a client who lost their home. So we were helping them find a rental. During the entire time of showing properties, the whole family was complaining about having to downsize; to the point of doing it with an attitude and a sense of entitlement. It was very awkward showing them property, but we said nothing and maintained our professionalism.
A few weeks later, they noticed we moved, and calledus a call to find out if we sold our house. Humbly, we explained that we also lost our home and moved into a rental. This particular client began to weep.
They went on to say that they had no idea what was going on with us and how much of a testimony it was that someone can walk in the devastation of losing their home with perfect peace. They apologized for the way they acted when we were looking at properties and stated that this inspired them to seek God.
Brokenness can make us see things we wouldn’t normally see when things were going well. So, no matter your struggle, know that God is in control. There’s a purpose for everything, and where you are, is exactly where you are supposed to be. Just seek God’s face, not His hand, and watch how He will use you to show His glory to others!
~ André and Timberley Gray
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