My friends took me to a beautiful area outside of town today. There was prairie grass and streams, with some walking paths throughout the park. I soaked up the beautiful scenery, praising God for His wonderful creation. While we were walking, we saw this bench by the path. My friend said, “Wow, that bench if really broken and beaten up.” After she said that, I start to think about our lives.
The bench is broken and worn down, but it serves a purpose. We are like the bench in many ways. We have hurts, pain, and brokenness from our past. We have things in our past that might be ugly. The coolest thing about our walk with God is that He uses our brokenness and and our past for His purpose. Our life has purpose, even if we feel that God cannot use our past or brokenness, He certainly will use it for His glory and purpose.
“God uses broken people to reach a broken world. The mistakes of yesterday say nothing of the possibilities of tomorrow.” ~Gov. Rick Perry
We all have a story to share with those around us; stories of hope and redemption. No matter where we’re from or what we look like, God can use each of us for a greater purpose—to bring glory and praise to His Name. People will see God through you when you share with them how God saved you and used you for a purpose.
God is so amazing! He takes broken, beaten down people and turns their mess into a message. God turns nobodies into somebodies. No matter where you’ve been or what you’ve done, their is hope in Jesus Christ. We are all meant for a greater purpose!