I am broken.
I about to make some super unpopular statements. But Jesus never did or spoke what was popular. So here I go. It’s so easy on social media to paint a picture of perfection. But friend, perfection is an illusion. We live in a world that tells you to radiate self-confidence and self-sufficiency. That was once me. But I‘m done with that. Because the truth is, I am so broken. I am not going to sit here and tell you how confident I am, how self sufficient I am, how because of my hustle I got XY+Z, how much money I make, how perfect my kid is, how perfect my marriage is, how perfect my house is because I am not interested in having one person out there want my life. I want you to want JESUS...the only One that can make the broken whole. This world keeps getting it more and more twisted. More books are being released on self confidence and hustle and slapping the word Christian on it, yet it is far from biblical. In Matthew 5:3 Jesus says, “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”
We think of a blessed life as one that ends up with plenty of money not plenty of poverty. Yet, the Kingdom of heaven begins in us when we reach the very end of our rope and realize we have absolutely NOTHING to offer. Need a reality check on how Jesus blesses the poor in spirit and rebukes the rich + arrogant? Read Luke 7.
Romans 3:23 “All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” Here is the deal, friend. The only solution for being broken is brokenness…ACKNOWLEDGING how broken you are because that is what will bring wholeness. How? Jesus. He takes the damaged, destroyed, written off and overlooked and He does what only HE can do…make it beautiful.
In his book The End of Me (also where several of these truth bombs are revealed) Kyle Idleman says “Broken people reveal the beauty and power of God; flaws are openings.” The more we hide our flaws, the more we point people to us not Jesus. The less we see our own brokenness, the more broken we really are. Case and point. HOPE is found in Isaiah 53:5 says “But He was wounded for the wrong we did; He was crushed for the evil we did. The punishment which made us well, was given to Him, and we are healed because of HIS wounds.” Friend, you and I are mended and repaired and WHOLE because HE was broken not because of anything we did or our own self confidence. Let’s stop getting it twisted.
A Bit About ME!
Hey friend! My name is Caren and I am so glad you stopped by! This blog is a bit of my corner on the internet where I share honest thoughts about my faith journey, fitness journey, doctor wife journey, and motherhood journey. ALL of it! The good bad and ugly! I pray that something I share encourages you today!