October 5, 2022
By Kimberly Hobbs
EMPOWERING LIVES WITH PURPOSE:
Have you ever heard the term “breaking a horse?” In order to ride a horse, it must first be broken and taught what a saddle and bit are before it pays attention to you as a rider on its back.
God had to break me before He could use me. He broke me of things I didn’t even know needed to be removed in my life. It wasn’t an easy process for me.
I had to be completely emptied of myself to be wholly used by God. The process needed to accomplish this took time and extreme pain. I don’t believe it’s easy for any of us to walk through discomfort, but all too often and more necessary than we may understand at the time, it is a journey. The good news is, there is greater PURPOSE waiting on the other side.
This is a tough time for all of us. Our world is ever-changing by each day. Do you want to be used by God? A.W. Tozer said, “It is doubtful whether God can bless a man greatly until he has hurt him deeply.”
I had to really think this through. It goes against my grain or what my head tells me about God. But I understand what “God’s truth” tells me inside His word and His Word of Truth is what got my “attention” for full “surrender” to God. (WWL’s is writing a book this year on Surrendered. Yielded With Purpose)
Verse after verse, I realized I had to be broken of my sin, my own comfort of self-consciousness, and my own self-sufficiency to God’s definitive plan for my life. We all may experience this in different ways.
Personally, If I wanted to be used for God’s glory, (and I do), I had to be completely broken of myself and realize the need for full surrender to God and my Savior Jesus Christ. Through these times, some of us may break in a good way, like dying to “self”!
Those of you who know me heard my story of surrender, of repentance, (book: Tears to Triumph ) but first, God would need to break me of my own life that I was living and content with.
I am here to tell you I survived! I’m here to share that sometimes we must be broken of the things we love the most to be used by God for the things He has created us for. And let me be the first to say, “oh the endless blessings that will come from it”…
Often times we don’t even realize we must be broken. Remember, You are His masterpiece. He is the artist. He will use you, but your heart must be willing to be fully surrendered and then “remolded” by Him. This comes through reading His Word, relationship, and communion with Him and then “time~ to ~change”.
I understand that through our crisis, whatever it is…it’s hard to imagine the thought of brokenness in ourselves. But this may be the very thing God uses to get your attention and turn you around to be used POWERFULLY for Him. We need you as a warrior princess. Are you willing to face this?
I know God “can and will” use each of you through any trial you face.
~Cling to this verse and its meaning and don’t be afraid to be broken by a God who loves you more than anything, embrace it.
“For you are God’s masterpiece, created in Christ Jesus, to do the good things He prepared for us to do long ago.” (Eph. 2:10)
…it won’t always be easy and certain times in your life are going to prove that, but it’ll be worth it. God will refine you through trying times please keep this in your mind…”Your transformation could very well happen through your trial”.
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