Do you think your brokenness disqualifies you?

I used to think our brokenness disqualified us but now I know that it is the very ingredient God can use to help another hurting heart.

These words flowed out of my heart as I rewrote my testimony. My story took an unexpected turn about nine years ago. If I am completely honest, this new path shattered my heart and left me feeling full of shame, wondering if God could still use a divorced woman. Deep down inside, I felt like I was a failure because my marriage had failed.

In my core, I believed my brokenness had disqualified me. Maybe you feel the same way.

Maybe your circumstances are different. Perhaps a choice from your past is keeping you stuck. Or maybe it is a current habit that you cannot break. I have some exciting news that will set you free. 

God specializes in using broken stories to tell His story!

It took a divine appointment almost a decade ago for me to see that I may have a broken heart, but I am not a broken vessel and God could still use me.  I want to share that same truth with you. 

You may feel broken beyond repair, but in the hands of God, He can take all the broken pieces of your life and create a mosaic masterpiece. 

There is something beautiful about light shining through the cracks of a mosaic, through the broken pieces of glass. I believe this is the same for our lives too.

To illustrate this in my testimony, I share a broken pot, a piece of pottery that has been broken and then glued back together. Just like this pot, we have all been broken and each one of these cracks represents either a hurt or a pain that we have walked through.   

Usually we want to try to hide our cracks and brokenness and act like we have it all together. Friend, we cannot connect deeply and help someone without being authentic and real. When we vulnerably share about our brokenness, then God can use our story and bring purpose to our pain.

What if our brokenness actually helps us be a stronger light to another hurting heart?

I believe it is not our successes, but our brokenness that allows us to deeply connect to another hurting heart.

Even though I would have not chosen that path for me, I can see how God is using my hurt and pain to help others. My prayer is that you will also share your broken story and God’s faithfulness through it all, and then, you can see how brokenness can empower and change the trajectory of another hurting heart.  

Remember You Are His Mosaic Masterpiece!

Love, Jodi

Note: If you want to hear more of my testimony and how God redeemed my broken story, check out my new book, Depth: Growing Through Heartbreak to Strength.

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