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Broken, But Not Beyond Repair


I was on my way home from work the other day and it was pouring down rain so bad that I had to turn on the wind shield wipers just so that I could see.  My back wind shield wipers haven’t been working properly and will work when they want to. I decided to try to see if they would work and of course they didn’t.  I have known that they have needed to be fixed for sometime now, but because I have never really had to use them that much has delayed me in doing so. In order for me to go have them looked at may require me possibly taking some time off of work and money that I don’t necessarily have at the moment. The motor probably has gone bad in it which won’t take much to have it fixed, but according to it’s importance to me at this moment gets put on the back burner.  If it ain’t broke than don’t fix it right?  Though that maybe a minor issue if our mindset continues to follow that pattern that is how you will view something’s of great importance and needs immediate attention in your life to which not only causes you to make hasty decisions, but the wrong ones. How do you process the things that are broken in your life?  Not everything that is broken needs to be fixed, but not everything that is broken needs to be thrown away. When something stops working it’s easy to try to get something new to replace it; however, new doesn’t always mean that it is better. Something’s may just need minor adjustments, a little more time, effort and work. More times than not we make the assumption that what is broken is unfixable, we want invest the time to see what’s wrong or what went wrong and throw it away. We place more value on something that is new when the real value is in what we invest into over a period of time. Don’t be so willing to throw away something because it stops working before you find out why it stopped working in the 1st place and see if it’s worth saving at all. Treasure is never found on the surface, but underneath the ground.  You will never discover it unless you are willing to invest the time in finding it.  Some of us stay in a place of brokenness because we are seeking the wrong thing(s) to be fixed. The good news is though you maybe broken you are never broken beyond repair. Let the potter put you back together again.

Don’t Quit

I was getting off of work one day and as I looked up at the sky,  I could tell that there was a storm coming. The clouds were very dark and you could even smell the rain.  My goal was to get my girls and make it home before the storm.  I went into get the girls from Afterschool and I explained to them how we needed to try and get home before the storm began. As they looked at the sky they knew my reasons to why.  We were half way home and it began to pour down the rain to the point that it began to hail. It was raining so that you could hardly see to drive and people were pulling over on the side of the road.  It began to thunder and the lighting crackled in the sky.  My girls became afraid and asked should we stop like everyone else.  I replied, if we stop in the middle of this storm it will take us longer to get home and we are right around the corner.  I may have to slow down some, but the important thing is that we keep going. I remember asking the Lord to please just let us make it home safely. As we came around the corner to be able to turn up the street to our home, the rain subsided.  See girls the storm was only temporary and the storm has passed. Just think if we stopped, we would have still been sitting there waiting for the storm to cease. I was thinking how this is the 1st month of the new year and if this is what my year is going to be like then God you must really have something amazing for me on the other side of all of this. I have found out that in life when we are facing our greatest storms or challenge’s that is when there is a blessing, a breakthrough, a miracle right around the corner if we persevere through it all. I also realize that those are the times when we want to give up.  Yes it will hurt, no it doesn’t feel good and yes it seems like it lasts forever, but we still can’t quit. There is something greater on the other side of through.  As I began to focus on something other than what I might have been feeling or experiencing at the time the stronger I was becoming. The more I began to think and speak positive though the symptoms may remain and my situation(s) may not have changed, but because my perspective and my view on what I was going through had I was able to press through and not quit. Though there are some days that I feel like I can slay Goliath and other days I feel like I just can’t do it, I still find the strength to go through and not quit. One day at a time sweet Jesus that is all I am asking of you. Give me the strength to do everything one day at time.  When giving up no longer becomes an option then moving forward is the only thing left to do. DON’T QUIT……GREATER IS COMING!