What is your brokenness for?
It’s easy to believe that your brokenness—the thoughts and actions that you are ashamed of, or embarrassed about—is there to make you feel ashamed, or somehow less than human.
But that is not the point.
In the first place, to be human is to be broken. While you are full of incredible potential, and carry within you divine DNA, simultaneously you are simply a flawed creature. You fall victim to the ambition to be perfect, and the ILLUSION that you can accomplish it, but all you really ever do is set yourself up to be disappointed.
Accept yourself, “warts and all.” It is the truth of you. It may not be who you are BECOMING, but it’s currently who you are.
Furthermore, the deeper illusion that lures you is that “perfection”—or more specifically PERFECTION WITHOUT GROWTH—is to be desired. This is when you should try to remember that our brokenness is there to help (or FORCE) us to grow, to change, to evolve.
In that sense, you might even say it’s God-given. Not in a mean, masochistic way, but in the sense that one the central desires God has for your life is GROWTH, and to the degree that growth does not happen without brokenness or pain, you have the opportunity to befriend your brokenness and accept it as an invitation to grow.
Brokenness is your invitation: first to be human, and second to grow, transform, and evolve.
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Oooooo. I really like this one too!
On Thu, Nov 15, 2018 at 8:47 AM this is eric case wrote:
> ericcase posted: “What is your brokenness for? It’s easy to believe that > your brokenness—the thoughts and actions that you are ashamed of, or > embarrassed about—is there to make you feel ashamed, or somehow less than > human. But that is not the point. In the first place, ” >
Oooo. I really like this one too!
You have put into words that which I have only recently come to accept and believe. Well said, sir.