The Art of Brokenness

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Where do you first go when you are broken? Who is the person or thing that comes to mind for aid? And how have those options worked out for you? 

It’s inevitable sometimes to think rash in a hurtful situation or turn to the right people.  We seem to have a tendency to run to the first person we think of and spill our pain to them. Later, some of us may come to regret it, and some may wish they had waited before they took the persons’ advice. 

You know the advice that told you to do completely opposite of what was right, the suggestion from the one who can tend to be your “Yes, Man.” or better yet the rigid advice of the person who is just as broken as you. 
May I urge you from here on out to be careful with your brokenness. 
Do you know it is a part of you that God values? He tends to draw closer to us when we are broken. 

“The sacrifice you desire is a broken spirit. You will not reject a broken and repentant heart, O God.”
-Psalms 51:17
“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those who spirits are crushed.”
-Psalms 34:18

Brokenness has a beauty to it that often only God can see, for any of us to see the beauty of it too we must look at it with our spiritual eyes. Therefore, it is imperative who we talk to in this season, because in this season God has a plan to heal you and make you whole. The wrong counsel can send us up ship creek without a paddle.

I was always naive to people who showed just a little attention to me or the even the slightest concerned. There has been much brokenness in my life and now today, I can say yup if I could I would change some things to be honest. Nevertheless, I am grateful for His mercy and grace. That while I was ignoring the path he was choosing for me, he still saw fit to watch over me. 

The four steps that I am confident God would like us to do in these times are ones that will also aid us at the beginning of this journey are: 

     1. Seek Godly counsel(Proverbs 15:22). 
     2. Speak out, don’t give into condemnation (II Corinthians 3:9). 
     3. Preserve (Psalms 19:13)
     4. Don’t take your eyes off Him (Psalms 86:11)

Today, may I encourage you to be cautious about where we spend your brokenness. Seek God in prayer first. One thing I never stopped doing even in my iniquity was fall on my knees and pray. No one is exempt there it’s the beginning of hearing and seeing Gods plan for you. It’s the beginning of him redirecting your footsteps and holding your brokenness as his own.  

“Pray, too, that we will be rescued from the wicked and evil people, for not everyone is a believer.”
II Thessalonians 3:2