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The Best Of a Mess

We're a canvas and God is using us to let others know there's more to us than meets the eye.

I was talking to a special person yesterday and was told how this person was betrayed by someone close. There were tears, pain, and heartache in the words that described the situation. My heart went out to the person, because as you know, I've been through that. I shared all the times I was betrayed, lied about, talked maliciously about, and condemned by the people I felt were close to me. Only to be hurt emotionally by their words and bad deeds. After we were done talking and sharing, you could see the visible transformation of the person's demeanor. It was like night and day. I felt great, because the person had a breakthrough. God was at work once again.

This is what our testimony is about. Our story, our journey, our narrative is about helping people see God in our trials and struggles. None of it is for us to wallow away in our grief. That doesn't help anyone or anything. During our conversation I mentioned God/Jesus several times. He's who I wanted to glorify. He's who I wanted to get the credit. He's who deserved all of the glory, credit, honor, gratitude, goodness, praise, everything. It was all a reminder to remember what you're going through or went through is for others to gain strength from. Your pain gives you the power to open you mouth to help heal people. You went through none of it for nothing. God wants to use you to point others to Him, because He's the reason you're even able to speak and move. We must point others to Him. That's what it's all about.

Isaiah 61:1 says, 'the spirit of the Lord God is upon you, because the Lord has anointed you to bring good news to the poor [in spirit/afflicted] and He has sent you to bind up the brokenhearted.' Let God use your life to give others life. You're where you are by God's magnificent design. Maximize it.
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