Ladies, enjoy this flash from the past which was originally posted June 1, 2011.
June is Black Music Month! To celebrate, each of our EmpowerMoments will be based on Black music for the entire month. This includes Black songwriters, producers or performers. Stay tuned as we use various genres of Black music to tell our stories and exemplify the beauty of God’s love! He can be found virtually anywhere if we earnestly look for Him and listen intently! Happy Black Music Month! Dance as if no one is watching!
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.
Thanks in advance for blessing someone through this EmpowerMoment. 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 with the The Potter’s House
Ms. Chancee` Lundy lives in Washington, DC 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 and community servant. She has used her gift of public speaking to lead workshops across the globe speaking to crowds as large as 10,000 people. Her guiding scriptures this week are Philippians 4:11-13 “Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: everywhere and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. I can do all things through Christ which strengthened me.”