Devotions from Fil Anderson’s book, Breaking the Rules

We are all deeply flawed and broken, and there are no exceptions.  If we deny our brokenness it can lead to additions, and destruction. Too often we edit ourselves so that we don’t know the person we have become. In the process we forget our true identity as beloved daughters and sons of God.  Dare we to believe that our brokenness can become a wellspring of insight and wisdom and strength instead?  Are we willing each day to bring our true self into the light of Jesus?  Let us stop fooling others by appearing to have our act all together.  “If we really believe the gospel we proclaim, we’ll be honest about our own beauty and brokenness, and the beautiful broken One will make Himself known to our neighbors through the chinks in our armor – and in theirs”.  Isn’t it amazing that God can use our brokenness, reflected in our failures, and disappointments to reach out to the hurting people who surround us? Sharing our struggles can actually help others.. And yes, God breaks us where we need to be broken so that we’re able to heal and become stronger and more authentic.  May our brokenness help us to grow!