I may be cracked but I’m not broken

by Raylene on February 22, 2013 · 2 comments

As I was drifting off to sleep last night, this came to me.  I was so excited to still remember it when I got up this morning that I thought I better put it ‘on paper’ before I forgot it forever!

cracked but not broken

This image has been important to me this year (I just love it) and when this message came to me last night, I felt like it belonged with this image!

Here’s the text:

I may not be perfect.
I may not have reached my full potential.
I may not be functioning at what I think is 100% of my abilities.
I may not have accomplished all that I’ve set out to do.
I may not have experienced life, so far, the way that I had hoped or expected.

I may be cracked but I am not broken.

I am embracing my imperfection.
I am learning that possibilities are as important as capabilities.
I am moving forward toward great things I had never even considered.
I am further on this unique journey than I’ve ever been before.
I am on an amazing adventure, more wondrous than I could have imagined.

~ Raylene

Easing into dreamland last night, this phrase resonated in my heart and in my mind:  “I am not broken.”

For too long, I think I’ve considered myself broken, needing to be ‘fixed’ in one way or another (lots of ways actually).

The truth is: I’m just where I am – for better or worse, it is what it is.

I. am. not. broken.

I said it many times in my head before falling asleep, each time with emphasis on a different word.

I am not broken.

i AM not broken.

i am NOT broken.

i am not BROKEN.

Each one of those ways is meaningful.

I am NOT broken.

This seems to fit best today. It sure resonates in my heart.

Does this message speak to your heart at all?

{ 2 comments }

Carol February 22, 2013 at 10:31 AM

These words most certainly do resonate with me. I too need to remind myself almost daily that I am right where I am supposed to be, that I am not broken.

Jeff February 22, 2013 at 10:57 AM

Too often we let the world tell us we are unimportant or incapable because of our cracks. As long as we continue to believe these lies we will not achieve the potential which God has built within each of us. If every person recognized that their cracks did not demising their worth or prevent them from pursing their dreams, the world would be a different place. But we are alone and scattered because we are not worthy because of our cracks – or that is the lie we often believe. I think of the many dishes and pans in my kitchen that are cracked. I have a stone pizza pan that is missing 1/4 of it, which still bakes cookies and scones and pizza… just fine. In fact it will not fit on the oven rack beside other pans were it used to be too wide. We can look at our cracks as failures and debilitating when in actuality they can be strengthening and a blessing in our future. They should not be cause for devaluing, rather evidence of extra value. Just like scar tissue is strong then perfect flesh, our cracks can become strengthening and spur us on toward greater things. It is more about the truths we choose to believe. We are all cracked in some ways – anyone who does not acknowledge this is either lying or deceiving themselves. The question is what are you going to choose to believe about yourself? God created you unique with a special purpose and lives to touch, cracks-in-all.

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