March 21, 2023
By Kimberly Hobbs
EMPOWERING LIVES WITH PURPOSE:
You are created with God’s beautiful goodness inside you. Despite that, some of us have painful regrets from our past that may not be that good or that we may be holding mistakes that may leave us feeling hurt, guilty, miserable, shameful, and broken; God sees your goodness. Your brokenness does not define you!
You are the one in whom Christ dwells, my friend. You are meant to house the fullness of God in every way. God will use you in life’s storms if you open your heart to His purpose in you and push beyond the pain.
Are you struggling to be perfect? Do you live with a deep sense of failure and self-hatred? Remember, you are the one in whom Christ dwells. Your glory is not in what you’ve done but in who you are. You are created by Almighty God, who makes no mistakes.
If you are wounded, please understand that in your weakness is where God’s power is revealed in you. We can minister out of our brokenness. We can encourage others through what we’ve experienced because through our vulnerability is where Christ shines most brightly. I write this from experience and ask you to consider this…
He said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses so that the power of Christ can work through me.(Corinthians 12:9)
This post is taken from my book “Fuel for Life,” written when I needed to release pain for God’s purpose. There is a world out there that’s looking for your smiles through tears. There is a need for men and women who know the heart of God to reach out and show a spirit of forgiveness, caring, and love and possibly offer help in healing to another.
The New Testament approaches Christian life by telling us who we are and whose we are. We need to read it because it encourages us to live in a manner worthy of that identity and walk in the goodness of God, which He created us in.
Don’t remain stagnant in your struggles if that may be where you are right now. Think about being a vessel used by God. Smile through your tears and allow God to use your pain for His purpose, embracing someone who needs “your experience” to encourage them with hope. By helping others in their lives and turning your brokenness into glorifying God, He will give you smiles through tears, and your ability to be used will bring everlasting joy in your healing process.
Ladies, we will soon announce an opportunity for you to be used right where you are, a shining light for Christ. Women World Leaders is working on something very exciting to spread the message of Jesus to the world, and you could help right where you are. We are offering you a way to use your brokenness to glorify God. Pray for this as we get it developed; we need your prayers, we are hard at work, and prayerfully you will be a part of this bigger picture provided by God!