The Broken Piece
He [Jesus] is so rich in kindness and grace that He purchased our freedom with His blood and forgive our sins (Ephesians 1:7, NKJV). On this July 4, 2021, I paused to reflect on the greatest love, God’s love. Amid the current pandemic, I experienced a mighty move of God in my life which changed the trajectory of my mindset in serving the Body of Christ. Someone determined that I did a grievance so significant in ministry, and they had to speak with me with disdain. Yet, thank God for my otiose mindset and how He turned me on a path of no return, a broken piece. As a broken piece, I was able to understand that no matter who or what harm and hurt me, God was the One who would be the One to heal my wounds. Therefore, I was able to listen to my fellow brothers and sisters and glean wisdom and understanding from them. I was able to speak my piece and even talk about any discomfort I had with any interactions with others.
I was able to humble myself, so I was equipped to deliver words of healing and reconciliation. God showed me even how to work through minor offenses. He also taught me about letting things go before they turn into resentment and then bitterness. Servant leadership begins with me. God encouraged me to take the towel and then use an oversized towel to gird myself to serve others. I am excited that my previous experience was a precursor to one of faith. So, I could be molded into the servant leader that God wants me to be. God uses those crucial moments in our lives to move us forward in our relationship with Him. I was and am crystal clear that He is the One in control of my life.
What the World Needs Now Is Love
He showed me that what the world needs now is love, sweet love. Like Jesus, one could be broken beyond repair and still be the servant leader with whom one could sit, listen attentively and solve challenges exponentially. I often question myself what does "love" mean to me when I say, "I love you!" It appears that the word is overused. Yet we were able to walk together through what it means to say, "I love you with the love of Christ." Lord God, help me to have compassion. I am determined to trust God in this season of gentleness and kindness as well as brokenness and servanthood. God wants me to say, "Lord, I am unsure what You want me to do at this moment, yet I trust you in this season." Love is that engine that catapults us forward. We are all broken pieces fixed by God to do the work of Jesus with the towel in love. I firmly realized that God is still on the throne and in charge of freedom and pieces in our lives.