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The Potter’s House

Dear Daddy,

My spirit is broken. This holding pattern that You have me in is breaking me down and sometimes I wonder if “my next” is ever on its way. Some days, I feel like my life is shattered because so many things are not happening when I thought they would. Lord please help me because I am broken and I need to be fixed. In Jesus’ name Amen!

Are you walking around in need of repair?

Broken Spirit– As much as I love being an entrepreneur, right now it is taking its toll on me. The many days of rejection and waiting have started to break my confidence, my motivation and my spirit. Furthermore, you could have never convinced my 20-year-old self that my 31-year-old self would not be married with children. Are you waiting on God’s promises but becoming discouraged with his timeline? Do you feel a little less than your normal self? Did something happen and you just haven’t been able to forgive yourself or another person? Do you find yourself with a negative outlook because of personal experiences? A broken spirit can leave you in a state of despair and depression.  A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones. Proverbs 17:22 (KJV)

Broken relationships– I have lost some friends, boyfriends and family on this journey of life. They didn’t die a physical death but our relationship died. It has caused me much pain, sadness and anger because although I think I am “Ms. Fix It” I haven’t been able to repair these relationships. Ultimately, I have to let them go. Do you have broken or abusive relationships in your life? You need to pray about it and ask God to mend them and if it’s not meant to be release them.

Broken Heart– Are you emotionally battered from a broken heart? Did someone hurt you and you can’t get over it? Are you still in Heartbreak Hotel? Have you lost someone that you loved and their death has taken an emotional toll on you that you can’t recover from? What is it that is causing that tightness in your chest and silent cries at night? He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds. Psalm 147:3 (KJV)

Broken Home- For a long time, I held resentment in my heart for what I thought was abandonment by mother. Why didn’t she want us? …and where was Daddy? As I got older, I realized that it wasn’t that she didn’t want us but that her mental illness rendered her incapable of properly caring for us. When I found the dad that I had never known, I realized that he wouldn’t have been able to be the parent I needed either. Did you come from a broken home? Divorced parents? Single parents? Absent parents? Abusive parents? Alcoholic or drug addicted parents or siblings? BROKE parents? Are you still blaming them for your broken childhood?

Many of us are walking around broken. We have holes, tattered edges and pieces missing from us. Some of us have been broken for so long we have  accepted the brokenness as normal, made a feeble attempt to put a patch on it and keep moving. We don’t wear tattered clothes so why are we living with tattered spirits. In order to be restored we must be repaired.

“Go down to the potter’s house, and there I will give you my message.” So I went down to the potter’s house, and I saw him working at the wheel. But the pot he was shaping from the clay was marred in his hands; so the potter formed it into another pot, shaping it as seemed best to him. Then the word of the LORD came to me.  He said, “Can I not do with you, Israel, as this potter does?” declares the LORD. “Like clay in the hand of the potter, so are you in my hand, Israel. (Jeremiah 18:2-6 NIV)

Only a potter can take something that is malformed or devoid of form and turn it into a stunning usable work of art. When it gets cracked, he can fix it and when it’s torn into a billion pieces he can put it back together again. Just because you have a BROKEN PAST doesn’t mean you have to have a BROKEN FUTURE.  The potter yearns to put you back together again.

Dear Daddy,

Thanks in advance for blessing someone through the EmpowerMoments. There are many lives including my own within reach of this blog that suffer from: broken hearts; broken spirits; broken homes and broken relationships. Jesus, I ask that You provide total restoration. Remove the fix a flat and patches and make us like new tires, ready to roll and meet the demands of the road of life. Lord, I know I can find everything I need at the potter’s house. In Jesus’ Name, Amen!

EMPOWER yourselves by allowing the Potter to repair you like new. He can fix all of the brokenness in your life and restore you.

Allow gospel greats Walter & Tramaine Hawkins to minister to your soul:

Ms. Chancee` Lundy currently resides in Atlanta, GA and is an entrepreneur as she is the co-owner of Nspiregreen, LLC an environmental consulting firm. She is also a dedicated daughter, sister, friend, community servant, and child of God. She is passionate about causes that truly uplift the community. This week she is leaning on Psalm 23:1 The Lord is my Shepherd I shall not want.

22 thoughts on “The Potter’s House”

  1. WHEW!! I needed this one today! I am dealing with a broken spirit and was ‘slapped’ in the face with some news just this morning as I got to work. It was as if the very thing I’ve been praying for in my life is being played out in someone else’s life & I immediately felt “that’s not fair!” God humbled me quickly, as I’m reminded that to everything there is a season! As I read this in my classroom full of testing students, I’m fighting to keep the tears from falling….these EmpowerMoments are always RIGHT ON TIME & this one speaks volumes to me!

    1. Kenya your comment brought tears to my eyes. In many ways I am right there with you. Sometimes I feel as though I have exhausted my prayer line, God how many times do I have to ask for the same thing over and over and over again. But he tells us in Luke 11: 5-8 to ask shamelessly until we get what we request. When I wrote this I asked God to give me the words to say because I know there are some broken vessels within the reach of this blog. I am glad that he used me to speak to you. Have a blessed day!

  2. Chancee, I’m speechless. The Potter’s wheel sometimes has my feeling like I am just spinning around aimlessly, then all of a sudden I realize I am spinning to be shaped and molded. I am convinced that the Potter will mend all that is broken in my life. Thank you for the scripture studies included in your post.

    1. Kay I like that take on it. Sometimes I am spinning and feel as though I have absolutely no direction but God is repairing the broken pieces so that I will be better than ever. We need to stay on the potter’s wheel until he has completed his masterpiece.

  3. Chancee, THANK YOU is all I can say…for allowing the Lord to use you in such a way to help. You have blessed me on this day. God Bless.

    1. Marquetta, you are certainly welcome. I give all praise to God. That song “The Potters House” is an oldie but goodie and as I listened to it God ministered to my spirit…be encouraged knowing that God is doing a perfect work in your life.

  4. Thank you LORD for keeping me while I was I was broken and glory be to GOD for putting me back together again. Thank you Ms. Chancee and may GOD continue to bless you real good! Be blessed!

    1. Sarah, thanks for being a testimony. I am glad you enjoyed this empowermoment. I believe God! I believe God! I believe God! He can fix it!

  5. This is so relevant to my life right now and you’re right as a miss fix it myself I find it hard to accept when things and situations in my life break and I’m unable to fix them. Thanks for this empowerment.

    1. Honey I know you all to well. It’s our Type A…got to be in control personalities. Some things are not for us to fix. Recently I endured a situation that no matter how hard I tried, what I said or did I can’t fix the situation. I have to turn it over to God and COMPLETELY let it go. Obviously, that’s much easier said then done but I am trying…

    1. Thanks Krissy! It was totally off from what I was “trying” to write but God has a way of getting his word out just when it needs to be delivered. 🙂

  6. I must admit for me this hit home. I have been seating at my desk in a funk because June 6th would have been my anniversary. I can’t say I didn’t try to make it work but it did for 14years. I often wondered was I holding on because my parents didn’t make it so I wanted to. I don’t know. But I do know that God will carry me through this hurt I am feeling. Thank you Chancee I love you!!

    1. Eliya, honestly I had to have a word with Jesus before I responded to this comment. First of all I know way too much information so my flesh came up with a devilish response. Your my family and I NEVER want to see you hurting; however, my spirit tells me that this is more than about how me and anyone else felt about your relationship. The truth of the matter is that you loved your husband and father of your children and me nor anyone else can change that.

      I know that you gave your marriage your all even when many would’ve thrown in the towel. You both endured until there was no more of you left. Your sacrifice, long nights and many days of heartache did not go unnoticed. Our father sits high and he looks low and more than anything he wants each one of us to be happy….truly happy. While that doesn’t end the current pain that you have in your heart know that God has plans for your life. Jeremiah 29:11 proclaims “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Even in your current broken spirit God has plans for your future.

      Your marriage produced 3 amazing little girls that I love dearly and if you truly believe and trust in God you know that “ALL things work together for good to them that LOVE God and are called according to his purpose” Romans 8:28. Out of this hurt, God did and will produce something good. Believe on him, trust in him. It is perfectly okay to acknowledge your pain but something inside me lets me know that HE is hurting too and just like the pain you felt from your parents divorce…your children are feeling it too. Though it hurts it’s only temporary and God is going to bring all of you into a new season of happiness. Walk into it and don’t look back. He is a mender of broken hearts, enter into his rest and let the potter do his perfect work on you. Love you!

  7. Thanks Chancee. This blog has really touched me in so many ways. I’m lost for words, glad that God put this on you to post for so many of us.

    1. Amber,

      I am glad to know that you were in some way inspired by this blog. I ask that you continue to pray for all of us that God continues give us the word we need to feed his people. Be blessed.

  8. Thanks Chancee. I receive all this and I can’t stop the tears because of your words of encouragement.

  9. Your words are truly empowering and have found a place in my heart. Jesus is truly the answer to whatever emotional issues we are confronted with and He alone can give us a peace that surpasses all understanding.

    Your Aunt Tena

    1. Aunty!!!!! I am so glad to know that you have finally subscribed to empowermoments. Thanks so much for commenting. Your right Jesus is the answer if only we will trust and believe that he has our best interest at heart. Love you much!

    1. LOL Tiffany! Hopefully each of the empowermoments will get all up in your business and mine too. It can only make us better…right? 🙂

  10. Fantastic post however I was wanting to know if you
    could write a litte more on this subject? I’d be
    very thankful if you could elaborate a little bit more.

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