Have you come to a place of complete brokenness, a place where you feel; lost, lonely, broke or emotionally drained?
Finding Humility In Brokenness
Brokenness can lead to healing, restoration, and peace; if we embrace the moment as an opportunity to draw closer to God.
As it is truly 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.
We were overwhelmed with a feeling of inadequacy, emotionally drained and felt we had nothing good in us to give to God. However, in our brokenness, we discovered that’s exactly where we needed to be.
It was the catalyst that forced us to develop a reliance of God and His abilities, not ours.
Brokenness In Our Life
While we were in the real estate business, we had a client who lost their home, and we were helping them find a rental.
During the entire time we were out showing properties, the entire family was complaining about having to downsize. It was very awkward showing them property, but we said nothing and maintained our professionalism.
A few weeks later, this same client noticed we moved, and called to find out if we sold our house.
Humbly, we explained that we also lost our home and moved into a rental. Then there was silence.
This client began to weep, and went on to say that they had no idea what was going on, and how much of a testimony it was that we could walk in the devastation of losing our home with perfect peace.
And it was that conversation that made us realize, what we go through often times is meant for others. Yet, many of us miss the opportunities to encourage others if we’re afraid to share our struggles.
When we become completely broken before God, it opens the door for the Lord to be able to use us. What would have embarrassed us, turned out to be what raised us up in our walk with Christ.
It wasn’t until we finally surrendered to our brokenness before the Lord, that we found ourselves more eager to serve. And more sympathetic toward others who experienced similar hardships.
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.
“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)
In the End
Brokenness can make us see things, we wouldn’t normally see when life is 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.
Seek God’s face, not His hand. Then watch how He will use you to show His glory to others!
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~ André and Timberley Gray