I'm joining Lisa Jo Baker's blog for Five Minute Friday today. Today's topic: Broken
I'm a clay pot on the Potter's wheel. Broken. I was broken for the last 2 years. Broken spirits and broken dreams. My kids were sick a lot. Everything I seemed to touch seemed to fall a part. I wasn't on the path I wanted to be on, I wasn't where I thought I should be. This wasn't on my goal list, my to-do list, or my dream list.
But it was on God's. He saw that I needed broken. He saw where my life was headed, the pride that had built up without me knowing it. The selfishness that had crept in like weeds, weeds that were disguised as flowers, I didn't even though they were there. So He broke me. He allowed me to go through the valley to weed, literally, those things out of my life.
And now I'm healing. My spirits are encouraged again. My dreams are being refocused. I'm writing again and submitting stories again. My kids are much healthier now. And not everything is falling a apart. Some days yes but not every moment of every day. When they do fall a part I look now for His fingerprints, because they are there, guiding and redirecting. Molding me and shaping me.
Thankfully when I break, He knows how to fix me. When pieces don't seem to line up, He knows how to remold it back into place. Thankfully I am still a clay pot on the Potter's wheel.