4:303 – You Are Becoming. You Aren’t Broken
#faithbites #faithjourney becoming
Tonight, we are going to do something a bit different. I found this story on Facebook and thought this is epic. Have you ever had or wanted to have this conversation with God?
Me: Hey God.
Me: I’m falling apart. Can you put me back together?
God: I would rather not.
God: Because you aren’t a puzzle.
Me: What about all of the pieces of my life that are falling down onto the ground?
God: Let them stay there for a while. They fell off for a reason. Take some time and decide if you need any of those pieces back.
Me: You don’t understand! I’m breaking down!
God: No – you don’t understand. You are breaking through. What you are feeling are just growing pains. You are shedding the things and the people in your life that are holding you back. You aren’t falling apart. You are falling into place. Relax. Take some deep breaths and allow those things you don’t need anymore to fall off of you. Quit holding onto the pieces that don’t fit you anymore. Let them fall off. Let them go.
Me: Once I start doing that, what will be left of me?
God: Only the very best pieces of you.
Me: I’m scared of changing.
God: I keep telling you – YOU AREN’T CHANGING!! YOU ARE BECOMING!
Me: Becoming who?
God: Becoming who I created you to be! A person of light and love and charity and hope and courage and joy and mercy and grace and compassion. I made you for more than the shallow pieces you have decided to adorn yourself with that you cling to with such greed and fear. Let those things fall off of you. I love you! Don’t change! … Become! Become! Become who I made you to be. I’m going to keep telling you this until you remember it.
Me: There goes another piece.
God: Yep. Let it be.
Me: So … I’m not broken?
God: Of course Not! – but you are breaking like the dawn. It’s a new day. Become!!!
~Author John Roedel
- Jeremiah 29:11 – For I know the plans have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
- Ephesians 2:10 – For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
As we close, just reflect on this tonight. Know that God know who you will become and is hwlping you get there. Embrace the change.
Father God, thank yoj for hping us realize that we arent changing but becoming who you created us to be. Help us acceot this becoming with open hearts and minds. We are excited to truly become who you want us to be. We pray for guidance in your name, Amen.