We are all a treasure in jars of clay, but sometimes we might not recognize it.
Especially when we find ourselves in search of creating and living a seemingly perfect life.
Believe it or not, there’s no formula for living the perfect life. But, the good news is, God isn’t interested in us being perfect anyway.
Of course, even when we know that God loves us just as we are. When we make a mistake and fall short of the perfection that is just a figment of our imagination. The hardest part is to forgive ourselves for being less than ideal.
Far too often we look at our mistakes and the emotional scars that the past inevitably brings with judgment and condemnation.
Yet, when we can begin to see our scars the way God sees them. That’s when we will begin to realize the beauty in our brokenness.
We Are a Treasure in Jars of Clay
In scripture we are reminded…
We have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. -2 Corinthians 4:7
The fact of the matter is God doesn’t throw us away when we break. God repairs and God redeems.
What’s more, when we share our stories of healing from the “brokeness” it gives us the opportunity to honor and glorify God’s power.
And when we can forgive ourselves and let go of the pain, more and more, will begin to see ourselves the way God sees us.
No longer will we focus on the flaws and imperfections of this life. Instead you will begin to realize that the power of God is within you. You are whole, complete and lacking in nothing.
Forgive, let go and never forget…
No matter what you face, God has given you the grace to be joyful as you rise above it.
Let God lead the way and enjoy the blessings in your life.
Pray, meditate and remember…
Striving for what you want to accomplish and achieve isn’t always easy. But if everything were easy all the time, then you wouldn’t need God. The challenges in life draw us closer to God. More than that they allow us to know God better and experience God’s goodness.
“Dear God, Your love and grace is more than enough. All I need is You. Your power is made perfect in my weakness. And for that I thank You. Amen”