An excerpt from an upcoming book Pilgrim Walk at the Sea coming soon….
We have this treasure in clay jars, so that it may be made clear that this extraordinary power belongs to God and does not come from us. II Cor. 4:7
A companion returned from her sunrise walk with a pocket full of broken shells. Responding to my doubtful look, she grinned and said, “They’re broken—just like me. And look how beautiful they are!” As I examined them more closely, they were indeed beautiful in their intricate patterns, their brokenness revealing inner beauty unseen in more perfect shells.
There is freedom in accepting our own brokenness. It takes a lot of energy to look and act perfect, to present an unblemished facade—in our attitudes, marriage, career, and our walk with God.
Please be patient—God isn’t finished with me yet!
When I am open and vulnerable about my brokenness, others feel accepted and safe to reveal their own wounds and faults. Together we discover the inner beauty in our unfinished souls still growing, seeking, learning…a rich revelation left unseen when we don the mask of perfection.
Are you trying to present a mask of perfection?
How is God inviting you to recognize and accept your own brokenness?
God sees you with eyes full of love and mercy.
How can you see yourself in the same way, just as you are?