Brokenness is beautiful
An embedded reluctance within
hiding the weakness in fear
dare I expose my truth?
whitewashed leaders taking point
facades of perfection
Incarcerated in secret walls of shame and sin.
Brokenness is leadership
Everyone is broken…..all alone
……..They must know!
We are one
……. we struggle
Humility, vulnerability, brokeness
Righteousness, aside from Christ, does not give hope, brokenness does.
“But He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong”2 Cor 12: 9-11
“Whenever conceals their sins does not prosper, but the one who confesses and renounces them finds mercy. “Ps 28:13
“It is better to be humble in Spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud.” -Ps. 16:19
“The LORD is near to the brokenhearted And saves those who are crushed in spirit.”Ps34:18
God desired authenticity, not an illusion of righteousness. No matter what your head tells you, it is OK to hurt, it is okay to doubt, and it’s impossible not to fail. Share your trials and shortcomings with enthusiasm and I promise the authenticity of your heart will speak volumes more than playing it off like we got it all together or having all the perfect answers.
Keep your witnessing genuine and your love overflowing and watch the Spirit work! This right here is how we can make a difference in this broken world.
Written by: Justin Ludwig