As a christian, a husband, a father, a worship leader, and a friend, I am consistently faced with different times in my life where I find myself being broken in certain areas. I feel as if I have gotten victory in a certain area and then God points out another area that He wants to mold into something He can use for His glory.
It’s never fun. In fact, most of the time, it really hurts because the only way for Him to make something He can use out of what I have is to break what I have. You see, I want my life to be good as it is. I want what I have to be enough. I want to be able to say “I did this.” God’s desire, however, is for me to be completely broken to the point that I am not even recognizable anymore; so that when someone looks at me, they see only the ruins of “what I could do” and they can only give credit to him for what has happened in my life.
So, each day, I have a choice to make. I can put on my very best effort. I can paint myself as a beautiful piece of pottery and stand myself on the shelf for everyone to see…
And that will be exactly where I’ll stay… on the shelf.
Or I can say in my heart of hearts “Father, break me and make me into whatever you desire for me to be and then use me as you will.”
He will then take the busted ruins of our lives and make them into something useful to His purpose and for His Kingdom.
God, I want to be useful!!!!!
What say you???