Thursday, September 15, 2011

Picking up The Pieces

Have you ever felt like your life was nothing more than shattered dreams lying on the ground?  Maybe at one time you had a great vision of things to come, but now you find it hard to see anything positive coming your way again.  We often find ourselves discouraged and feel that no one cares about the broken pieces of our lives.  When you feel this way, it’s important to remember that your story is not over yet.
Recently, I was reading the great story of how Jesus fed the five thousand with five loaves and two fishes.  I noticed that after Jesus had blessed it and brake it, he gave it to the disciples to distribute among the people.  The Bible says that when they were full that Jesus instructed the disciples to “gather up the fragments that remain, that none be lost.”  It encourages me to read that Jesus cared enough about the broken, fragmented, leftovers that he would instruct the disciple to pick it up, that NONE be lost. 
You may feel that your life is nothing but a broken, fragmented dream of what could have been.  The enemy may have lied to you and whispered in your ear that you are good-for-nothing, except “dinner for fowl of the air”.  But Jesus loves you in your broken state.  Allow Him and His people to pick you up and protect you. 
This story makes me just want to believe that what they picked up that day was used to feed a multitude of others in the near future. Your day of ministry is not over!   Allow God to do what He does best with your life.  “And Jesus blessed it, brake it…”

1 comment:

  1. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this post. Much of it I was even in need of being reminded of.

    I hope you'll consider continuing with new posts. They could do a world of good for someone, or a whole lot of good for a whole lot of someones.