As a parent, I can reflect back on those ‘teaching moments’ when I would be desperately trying to convey ‘life tools’ to my children. Teachings that they could only grasp if they were willing to receive the wisdom from me. Oh, how I prayed in those moments that they would heed the words and choose to tuck them into their hearts for when those difficult times would surface in the days and years to come.
Times that would stand still only long enough for their next breath and decision.
Seeing how I sought to impart wisdom to my own growing children, I can grasp a fragment of what the Father must be wanting for me, His Child, to choose in those critical moments of decision.
And I will have to admit, Friend, I have not always been compliant and malleable to the Whispers of the Holy Spirit. There have been those erroneous times of being stiff and hardened — demanding my way.
I’m here to tell you that it takes many, many times of being broken to finally realize that giving way doesn’t equate to giving up. It simply means surrender actually empowers me. Empowers you. To receive and move in the power of that same life-giving Holy Spirit.
Something has to break … the barriers to pride … the walls of defiance … the insistence of selfishness … in order to be made whole again.
The beauty in brokenness is that GOD does all the mending, the healing and restoring. He is drawn towards things that He alone can fix — to show you His Love for you.
I love you to Heaven and Back, Girlfriend ~~
LindaRJohnson, TitusTwo Visionary
*Thank you to Red Rocks Worship and Kierra Sheard-Kelly for this.