He walked around with it smiling, but then the older child took it and the toddler started screaming again. Just as the woman was about to correct the older child, he bent the glow sticks and handed it back to the toddler.
All of us walked outside at the same time. The toddler noticed that the stick was now glowing and his brother said "I had to break it so you could get the full effect from it."
I wanted to run away from what I was hearing because l heard God saying to me, "I had to break you to show you why I created you. You had to go through it so you could fulfill your purpose." That little child was happy just swinging that "unbroken" glow stick around in the air because he didn't understand that it was created to "glow".
There are some people who will be content just "being" but some of us that God has chosen, have to be "broken".
We get sick, lose a job, go through divorce, bury our spouse, parents, best friend, or our child. In those moments of desperation, God is breaking us. When the breaking is done, we will be able to see the reason for which we were created.
This post by my friend Kristy Kretzer reminded me of Matt Redman's song, "Gracefully Broken."
Below is the link to this song! If it does not work, copy and paste it into your url.
God will break you to position YOU
His Beloved Warrior Bride,