We’re living in such strange times. A friend of mine told me the other day that she had put more than a dozen complicated puzzles together during the pandemic. I thought this was unusual and then I found this monologue that startled me!
Me: Hey God.
Me: I’m falling apart. Can you put me back together?
God: Because you aren’t a puzzle.
Me: What about all the pieces of my life that are falling down upon the ground?
God: Let them stay there for a while. They fell off for a reason. Take some time and decide if you need any of those pieces back.
Me: You don’t understand! I’m breaking down!
God: No – you don’t understand. You are breaking through. What you are feeling are just growing pains. You are shedding the things and the people in your life that are holding you back. You aren’t falling apart. You are falling into place. Quit holding onto the pieces that don’t fit you anymore. Let them fall off. Let them go.
Me: Once I do that, what will be left of me?God: Only the very best pieces of you.
Me: I’m scared of changing.
God: I keep telling you – YOU AREN’T CHANGING!! YOU ARE BECOMING!
Me: Becoming who?
God: Becoming who I created you to be! A person of light and love and charity and hope and courage and joy and mercy and grace and compassion. I made you for more than the shallow pieces you have decided to adorn yourself with that you cling to with such greed and fear. Let those things fall off of you. I love you! Don’t change…Become! Become who I made you to be. I’m going to tell you this until you remember it!
Me: There goes another piece. So…I’m not broken?
God: Of course NOT! -but you are breaking like the dawn. It’s a new day. Become!!
Author – John Roedel
In these unusual times we need to be reminded that God is at work and is working on us. We can change and God will keep us from falling apart. God is in control and if we need to change – we can!
Prayer: God in the midst of change – strengthen us! Remind us that we are breaking like the dawn!
Luke 13:13- Then Jesus put his hands on her, and immediately she straightened up and praised God.
Author: Tommy Herndon