We’re all coming from somewhere, and we’re all going somewhere. None of us lives life in a vacuum.
The things that happen inside of us and that we feel and that we struggle with…they all come from somewhere. They’re not random accidents.
On the other hand, however, the things we don’t deal with will affect those who live next to us and those come after us.
Please don’t think your problems have no purpose. And also don’t think that your life doesn’t matter to anyone. Your life is profoundly affected by those around you and those before you; and your life is deeply connected to those next to you and those coming after you.
So what about our issues? How do we deal with them or fix them or escape them? How do we make the most of he lives we’re given without wasting them or ruining other lives? These questions assume life is about having the most success or making the fewest mistakes.
What if the meaning of life was more beautiful?
Each one of our lives are complicated and broken, made up of pieces that were once put together…before life happened.
And these are the pieces that God is redeeming for something far more beautiful and meaningful.
God isn’t glorified in taking a perfect person and elevating him; God is glorified in redeeming a broken person and bringing him into an undeserved relationship with Himself, and then using him to express His profound grace to the next person.
God takes broken an seemingly meaningless pieces makes them into a monument of His redeeming love. But this can’t happen if we are continually denying our brokenness and running from redemption. There isn’t grace for the fake you. There is grace and hope for the real – the broken – you. Don’t hide this.
We’re all coming from somewhere, and we’re all going somewhere. None of us lives life in a vacuum.
So let’s be real about our pain and our past. Let’s allow God redeem your issues.
And let’s hold onto hope. Let’s allow God use our broken pieces and make them into a monument of His redeeming love for the masses who can see both our messed and His mercy.